Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.


Culture and Place: Facilities

Students at Parsons have access to extensive studio facilities and professionally staffed model, fabrication, and print shops, including rapid prototyping, photography, and imaging labs and metalworking, jewelry, and woodworking facilities. Visit our individual program listings to learn more.

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

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.

Donghia Materials Library and Study Center

The Angelo Donghia Materials Library and Study Center, funded by the Angelo Donghia Foundation, consists 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.