Mandissa Whittington

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MANDISSA WHITTINGTON / School of Constructed Environments [BFA AD ’10]


Parsons’ Architectural Design program is very ecologically and socially aware. How does your Pure Imagination project reflect that?

My senior project, Pure Imagination, may look like a simple play park. But I designed the site to absorb rainwater to reduce stress on local sewage systems. And the playground components are informed by milestones of childhood development. When I told people I majored in architecture, “Oh, so you build houses” is how most of them responded. But Parsons s hows that architecture isn't limited to buildings, and that it requires many layers of research.





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