PARSONS MAKING CENTER WINS AIANY DESIGN AWARD

01/09/18

Rice+Lipka is pleased to announce that the Parsons Making Center at The New School, has been selected for a 2018 AIA New York Design Award. The 26,000sf multi-disciplinary facility supports the most advanced practices in digital technology & physical craft in a raw, unprecious working environment. As universities increasingly assign pedagogical space, the Center subverts the norm with a physical & programmatic openness that informally brings thinker-creators together with over half of its space dedicated to not being dedicated. The award will be conferred at the 2018 AIANY Design Awards presentation on April 20. MORE >

 

PARSONS SCHOOL OF ART, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY OPENS

10/29/17

Parsons School of Art, Media & Technology has moved into its new 15,400sf studio facilities and administrative hub at Fifth Avenue & 13th Street. R+L stripped away decades of wall-building to open-up the floor and reveal substantial masonry perimeter walls and arched ceilings. Communications Design, Data Visualization, Design & Technology, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography share the space that includes design studios, digital studios, open collaborative workspaces and a large multi-function shoot studio/event space with flexible draped bays for Parsons’ photography program. R+L wrapped the school’s group meeting spaces around the existing U-shaped lightcourt, consolidating private programs to maximize the flexibility & openness of the academic spaces. MORE>

 

LINCOLN CENTER LPA UPDATE NEARS COMPLETION

09/27/17

R+L's upgrade of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' lighting infrastructure is nearing completion. The $1.2m project at Lincoln Center replaces/enhances the Bruno Walter Auditorium's architectural and theatrical lighting, adds new exterior architectural canopy lighting (adjacent to the Vivian Beaumont Theater), and re-illuminates exterior graphics at the Amsterdam Avenue entry.