On Campus Space / Equipment Availability

Open work space in the Making Center is currently accessible for all Parsons students who have submitted the required testing. As noted under Eligibility and Requirements, students are limited to one building for reserving space, and the use of most on-campus tools and equipment requires prior orientation or training.



Reserve seats for individual project work (task time)

Additionally, certain spaces are available for students to reserve a seat for open work/task time. Buildings with seats for task time include:

  • 25 East 13th Street (Parsons East Building)
  • 2 West 13th Street (Sheila C. Johnson Design Center)
  • 66 Fifth Avenue (Sheila C. Johnson Design Center)
  • 63 Fifth Avenue (University Center)

View available seats by selecting PSD Studio Task Time Seats via the LibCal portal. Once you have chosen your building and gotten tested (follow steps 1 and 2 below), you may reserve available seats via the LibCal portal.




The following spaces/equipment are available to all students, including first year students:

The following spaces are currently offering mandatory orientations:

The following spaces require prior authorization:

Alternative Processes Darkroom

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Book Arts Studio

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Ceramics & Wet Shop

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Darkroom

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

E4 Metal Shop

Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Embroidery Hub

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Printmaking Studio

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Sewing Construction Classrooms & Workrooms

University Center, 63 Fifth Ave
ORIENTATIONS AVAILABLE

Specialty Sewing Lab

University Center, 63 Fifth Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

3D Print Lab

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
ORIENTATIONS AVAILABLE

Digital Photo Labs

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

E2 CNC Shop

Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St
ORIENTATIONS AVAILABLE

E4 Wood Shop

Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Equipment Resource Center (ERC)

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Fiber Arts & Dye Lab

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

L3 CNC Machine Shop

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
ORIENTATIONS AVAILABLE

Laser Lab

Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St
ORIENTATIONS AVAILABLE

N2 General Shop

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

N5 Open Print Lab

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Photo Shooting Studios

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Machine Knitting Studio

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

Motion Capture Studio

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

The following spaces are closed until further notice:

On Campus Space / Equipment Use Protocol

Initial entry requirements to access the campus:

Step 1: Fill out Survey/Choose your building. Fill out the brief campus access survey to let us know what space you are interested in accessing.

Step 2: Get Tested.  All students who plan to access campus buildings for the first time each semester are required to take a PCR COVID-19 test within seven days prior to their desired campus space reservation date or in-person class (off-campus students) or their move-in date (residential students).  Read the university’s testing protocols carefully for more information on how to get tested and cleared for access, and view these infographics about how to activate your binx self-collection swab test kituse the nasal swab, and access campus spaces

NOTE: After the initial entry test, students are required to complete ongoing testing using the binx self-collection nasal swab test kits. Learn more.

Before each visit, make sure to follow the steps below:

Step 3: Schedule a Technician Consultation. After getting tested and at least 48 hours before your intended visit, click on the relevant campus space listed above, and sign up for a tech consultation. During the consultation, you can discuss your project, make your space reservation, and get any questions answered before your visit.  Depending on the space, you can also review whether an online orientation is required, book tools, and buy materials you may need for the day of your visit. Once you’ve finished your consultation you’ll be cleared to finalize your space reservation in LibCal.

NOTE: Open workspaces in the Sheila C. Johnson Center at 66 Fifth Avenue/2 West 13th Street (N2/L2) and in the 25 East 13th Street building (E4) do not require tech consultations. You can book these spaces directly via Libcal, and will receive a notification that you are approved to come work.

Step 4: Pass the daily symptom screening questionnaire. On the day of your reservation, you must fill out the daily MHealth symptom-self screening questionnaire (follow the instructions on the Student COVID-19 FAQ). If you pass the screening, bring your daily pass, a face covering, and your New School ID with you to campus.

Step 5: Come work! Shops are currently open* with adjusted availability (see hours).

*Given a minimum staffing requirement to keep Making Center spaces open and safe to use, there may be emergencies that could cause cancellation or rescheduling of student reservations. Making Center staff will do our best to honor reservations but must respond to changes in staffing availability due to Covid-19 and other factors with the goal of ensuring the safety of our community members to the greatest extent possible under the circumstances. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

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