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Charcoal drapes create multiple shoot studios for Parsons' photography program.
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Drapes can be fully retracted to create a large event space or intermediate size shoot studios.
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AMT has four large design studios with meeting rooms situated around the existing light court and open collaborative work spaces between.
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A collaborative commons brings together students and faculty.
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Stop motion animation carrels in open collaborative work zone.
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Shingled photography equipment storage doors line the circulation area outside the shoot studios.
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Shingled photography equipment storage doors.
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Multiple space configuations are defined by a series of drapes.
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Each arched bay has a dual drape track enabling each building bay to become an individual shoot studio.

PARSONS SCHOOL OF ART, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

The New School/Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Parsons School of Art, Media & Technology is a 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.