Urban Design Senior Studio
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design Strategies
Course Number: PUUD 4801
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Urban Design
  • Design Research
This course is a comprehensive, semester-long undertaking meant to demonstrate students’ ability to undertake a systematic study of an urban design question. Students will develop a relevant and well defined concept around it, and materialize it through a design project. Topics develop from students’ skills they have acquired from study of urban design, through scholarly research, and through work that reflects knowledge and experience obtained through community engagement and experiences outside the classroom. Senior Studio starts with a two week long research project through which students explore their domains of interest, to be followed by establishing a student’s project statement that then develops into the senior project. The process of defining a senior statement and exploring it through a project should be iterative and dynamic, and move seamlessly between general and particular, abstract and concrete, theory and practice. This studio culminates in a public presentation/defense and possibly a senior exhibition.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: BS in Urban Design majors; seniors; and by instructor's discretion.


Open to Undergraduate students.