In addition to the facilities and services at specific academic programs, Parsons also offers resources for all students that provide optimal conditions for learning.
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center is a new campus center for Parsons that combines spaces for learning with galleries and meeting places at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 13th Street. Features include the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery and Auditorium, and the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries. The Center also provides a new home for the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives, a significant collection of drawings, photographs, letters, and objects documenting 20th-century design. An innovative and highly visible student critique area enables the public to observe the design dialogue that is central to a Parsons education.
The Angelo Donghia Materials Library and Study Center, funded by the Angelo Donghia Foundation, is comprised of a library, a gallery, a computer lab, and a lecture hall. The Library allows students and faculty to review and check out state-of-the-art resources, putting the latest and most exclusive materials at their fingertips. Regular exhibitions at the gallery run by a full-time curator are open to the public, creating an open forum and dialogue with the larger interior design community.