Summer Shop Training now Available!


Access to state-of-the-art and traditional tools at Parsons facilitates your creative growth and gives you hands-on experience using everything you’ll need as a maker. Extensive, adaptable work spaces are available at our new 28,000 square foot Making Center hub, which opened in fall 2016 for student use, and at satellite making spaces across the university. In total, our making spaces comprise over 50,000 square feet. Professional technicians and facility managers are on hand to support individual student needs and to lead training sessions and workshops for students and faculty. Learn more about the Making Center Hub.

Hours of operation are determined on a semester basis to support curricular needs across The New School.  Please check each resource page for specific hours.  The Making Center resources will be closed on official holidays and days when the University cancels classes, unless otherwise noted.

Funding for the Parsons Making Center came, in part, from Kay Unger Family Foundation; Unger is an acclaimed fashion designer, entrepreneur, alumna of Parsons, and chair of the Parsons Board of Governors.

Please click the links below to see the labs, shops and studios.


D12 Design Technology LabD6 Innovation CenterE2 CNC ShopE3 Material LibraryParsons East Building, 4th FloorU4 Fashion Open StudioUniversity Center, 5th FloorSheila C. Johnson Design Center, Lower LevelSheila C. Johnson Design Center, Lower Level2 W 13th St, 2nd Floor2 W 13th St, 3rd FloorL9 Textiles / ShoemakingL10 Graphics LabI9 Equipment Center66 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor66 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor66 Fifth Ave, 5th Floor

D12 Design Technology Lab

D6 Innovation Center

E2 CNC Shop

E3 Material Library

U4 Fashion Open Studio

University Center, 5th Floor

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Lower Level

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Lower Level

L9 Textiles / Shoemaking

L10 Graphics Lab

I9 Equipment Center

66 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor

66 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor

66 Fifth Ave, 5th Floor