Design Studio 4
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Architecture
Course Number: PGAR 5202
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This spring semester studio emphasizes the crucial role that construction, materials, and detailing play in the creation of spatial environments. Taken in conjunction with Construction Technology 2, the Design Workshop enables students to collectively realize a project from schematic design through construction. Highlighting the rigors and complexities of realizing a built project, the Design Workshop offers students a rare opportunity to actually design and fabricate structures that will directly impact and enrich New York's public realm. Recent Design Workshop projects include an art gallery at Washington Irving High School, the three-phased renovation of the Parsons Architecture Department's 13th Street facility, renovation of the lobbies of 2 West 13th, and a new athletic storage facility for the New York Public Schools in conjunction with Take the Field. Students who do not enroll in the Design Workshop have the opportunity to take a parallel integrated design studio taught jointly by architects and engineers that will critically explore the creative relationship of cutting edge technology and architectural form. This project mirrors the Design Workshop in its emphasis on technical and material invention and is also paired with Construction Technology 2.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): PGAR 5001 M.Arch studio 1, PGAR 5002 M.Arch Studio 2, and PGAR 5201 M.Arch Studio 3. Open to: Masters Degree in Architecture Majors and Masters Degree in Architecture and Lighing Design Dual Degree Majors Only; Others by permission.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Architecture/Lighting Design students.

Open to Architecture students.