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Quad from within the bark-covered Orientation Center threshold. © Richard Barnes
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Tilt-turn windows from 5th Ave/13th St. © Michael Moran
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13th Street entry with cantilevered graphic identity canopy. © The New School
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Window lounge + sliding monitors. © R+L
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Meeting Niche + Kellen Gallery. © R+L
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Quad ramp + diagrid glazed roof. © Michael Moran
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13th Street entry + graphic canopy. © Michael Moran
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Cantilevered Meeting Pod overlooking the Campus Quad. Pod is located in a former housekeeping closet space. © Michael Moran
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Custom diagrid glazed roof at campus Quad. © Richard Barnes
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View of new Mesh elevator enclosure, Meeting Pod, and Quad beyond - all located in a former trash alley.
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13th Street glazed entry passage. © LRA
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Kellen Gallery tilt-up ceiling. © R+L
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Kellen Auditorium. © Noah Sheldon
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Auditorium pivot-pedestal + wood-glow graphic.
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Kellen Archives overview. © Michael Moran
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Orientation Center bamboo shell. © Michael Moran
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Street level floor plan. © R+L
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Parsons-City connectivity and sectional diversity diagram. © R+L
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Yellow poplar bark detail. © Richard Barnes
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CNC-milled acoustic/graphic wall detail. © Richard Barnes

SHEILA C. JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER

The New School, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center unites the four buildings that comprise the campus of Parsons The New School for Design and organizes a range of shared spaces around a new urban quad. New entries on Fifth Avenue and West 13th Street connect internally to provide access to the center’s new auditorium, galleries, archives center, student critique area,
orientation center, and meeting rooms.

Stripped to expose its substantial concrete encased steel structure, the buildings’ character provides a raw and varied industrial context for new, more refined architectural interventions. A new transparent façade of deepset windows that wrap 250 feet around the complex’s perimeter frames student work within. Made possible through the generous gift of Sheila
C. Johnson, the Center recognizes the urban context of the institution, reflects The New School’s commitment to the new, and places on view to the street the innovative work being produced at the University.

Lyn Rice, principal and Astrid Lipka, associate
Kimberlae Saul, project manager
Karl-Erik Larson and Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, team leaders
Leif Halverson (SD project architect), Kai Hotson, Julie Torres Moskovitz, Pamela Torres, Erik Carver, Jonathan Garnett, Joanna Gulik, design team

Structural, MEP/FP Engineering
Buro Happold, New York

Geotechnical Engineering

Langan Engineering

Glazing Consultant
Front, Inc.

Lighting Consultant
Richard Shaver Architectural Lighting

AV+Acoustical Consultant
Cerami

Elevator Consultants
Van Deusen & Associates