Making Center Facilities will close at end of day Monday, December 18 and will reopen with partial hours Tuesday January 16 unless otherwise listed.
Please make sure any work in the MC open work areas (L2, N2) is cleaned up, labeled, and stored properly when you have completed work DAILY.

About

Access to the wide range of  tools, processes, and materials that are available in the Making Center is an important part of the Parsons student experience and critical to a path of creative growth. Our goal is to provide this access to all students, regardless of major.

Category 1 tools are accessible to all Parsons and New School students. Many of these tools are available through the various tool cribs across the Making Center.
Category 2 tools are available to all students with necessary training.
Category 3 tools are more complex tools needing additional training or faculty led instruction in order to access. These tools may also be accessible through specific project and class activity, led by instructor or technician.
Category 4 tools are submission based- requiring a technician to run the tool or process, or coordinated through faculty/technician led projects.

More info regarding tools and the the category system will follow in lab, shop, and studio pages.

In addition, open and adaptable work spaces where students can accomplish both individual and collaborative work are located in our 26,000 square foot Making Center Hub and other satellite spaces across the university. In total, Making Center resources offer over 60,000 square feet for student use. The Making Center employs 100+ Full Time, Part Time, and Student Technicians that support student use of the facilities and the necessary training for equipment and processes.

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

Please follow the links below for more details and information on the various labs, shops, and studios.

 

D12 Design Technology Lab D6 Innovation Center E2 CNC Shop Parsons East Building, 3rd Floor Parsons East Building, 4th Floor U4 Fashion Open Studio University Center, 5th Floor Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Lower Level 2 W 13th St, 2nd Floor 2 W 13th St, 3rd Floor L9 Textiles / Shoemaking L10 Graphics Lab I9 Equipment Center 66 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor 66 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor 66 Fifth Ave, 5th Floor

D12 Design Technology Lab

D6 Innovation Center

E2 CNC Shop

Parsons East Building, 3rd Floor

U4 Fashion Open Studio

University Center, 5th Floor

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Lower Level

2 W 13th St, 3rd Floor

L9 Textiles / Shoemaking

L10 Graphics Lab

I9 Equipment Center

66 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor

66 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor

66 Fifth Ave, 5th Floor