Summer Studies in Constructed Environments
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
Department: Summer Intensives - NY
Course Number: PNNY 0300
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
College and post-college students explore architecture and interior design in preparation for advanced study. They develop design schemes for a complex site in New York City. They refine their skills in measuring, drawing, drafting, model making, and using digital spatial design and representation tools to create a portfolio project that can be used to apply to Parsons’ MArch, MFA Interior Design, and other graduate programs. The course includes sections titled “Design Studio,” “Representation and Spatial Analysis,” and “In the City,” which bring students together to work in teams and with faculty members. Visits to institutions like the Architecture Center, Museum of Modern Art, PS1, and Storefront for Art and Architecture, along with galleries and design firms, help students consider New York City as a context for built environments and their relationship to nature and culture. Demonstrations are given of various tools related to project work, including ones for exploring daylighting. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop. Studios are open in evenings for students to work on assignments. See examples of assignments and student work at
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to Undergraduate students.