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Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Albert and Vera List Academic Center, Lobby 6 East 16th Street , New York, NY 10003

The housing studio is a required design studio in the Master of Architecture curriculum at Parsons. Students study various conditions particular to housing, including the part (the unit) and the whole (the housing building); public, semi-public/semi-private, and private spaces; urban and ecological issues; and precedents of housing schemes.

This year's housing studio was positioned in direct relation to momentous paradigm shifts in the ways that New York City approaches public housing as it relates to urban form, policy, and gentrification. Post-Bloomberg, various initiatives and projects will arise in New York that will lead to new ways of revising architecture in the face of new environmental and social parameters. Central to the studio are the focus and attention to the needs of urban dwelling in this new or renewed approach to housing the underprivileged and underrepresented.

Based on a study of the Robert Fulton Houses, a series of 11 buildings in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan owned by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), this semester's students present their work rethinking NYC housing in terms of new relationships with radically altered environments.

This event is part of Parsons Festival 2014:

Event Type

Projects and Presentations


General Public


Art and Design, Cities and Urbanism


Parsons School of Design, School of Constructed Environments


Architecture, Parsons Festival, Urban Design, Development and Policy


Free; No tickets or reservations required.

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