Recent Updates: The New School has released its academic plan for 2020-21 and a phased reopening plan for its New York campus. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

  • Janine MacMurray

  • Interior Design (AAS)

    Janine MacMurray started her flourishing Manhattan-based company, AREA Interior Design, while she was still in the AAS Interior Design program. Named by Domino magazine one of the nation’s top ten to watch in 2008, she credits Parsons with making that leap seem more like the natural next step. She had interned with mentors as stylistically diverse as Victoria Hagen and Jonathan Adler, bringing definition and unexpected influences to her own work. MacMurray and her classmates were introduced to the workings of the interior design industry through access to New York’s showrooms, factories, and experts who combine tradition and innovation to set design standards. And since every class project at Parsons becomes a finished portfolio piece, she was ready.

    Advising
    As she advances professionally, MacMurray maintains her connection with Parsons—conferring with trusted teachers when she’s stuck and hiring Parsons students and alumni. “I understand where they’re coming from. I know they will be extremely creative and diligent workers.”
  • Program Details

    Inspired by this work? Explore program features, curriculum, faculty, and more.

  • Related Work

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Close