• School of Constructed Environments

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  • Encompassing a unique confluence of disciplines, Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments nurtures tomorrow’s practitioners and guides them in designing socially just, environmentally regenerative, and innovative cities, buildings, interiors, lighting, and products.  We foster the skills, values, and vision vital to creating more integrated, equitable, and delightful worlds

  • School Highlights

    Regenerative Practices

    At SCE, faculty and students embrace sustainability and renewability in designing systems. You reimagine the future of the constructed environment through the use of regenerative materials and practices and examine the circular ecologies and economies that lie at the heart of a livable future.

    The City as Your Classroom

    The global city of New York is the center for your explorations and studies. You study with a diverse community of students and faculty and use the city as your laboratory for inspiration, taking advantage of the offerings of MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, the Center for Architecture, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and WantedDesign, all located a few minutes from SCE.

    Learning Through Doing

    You work collaboratively with fellow students in open design studios, learning through direct hands-on exploration and making. You test new ideas and projects using the school’s fabrication shops, computing labs, the Light Lab, and the Angelo Donghia Healthier Materials Library.

    Material Health

    You explore and transform the constructed environment through new materials that set a global standard for health. Drawing on the work of the Healthy Materials Lab, you stand at the forefront of design practice in creating our regenerative future.

    Future Launchpad

    External partnerships, alumni connections, and engagement with the dynamic design faculty of SCE offer you opportunities for your future career and professional growth. Recent collaborations with Brompton Bicycles, Amorim Cork, and GrowNYC exemplify the progressive partnerships that enrich your studies, training you to change the world for the better.

  • Student Work

  • SCE Faculty

    At Parsons, your mentors include world-renowned designers, scholar-practitioners, and industry leaders who at the forefront of their fields. Every day, you’ll benefit from their real-world experience and expertise in small collaborative classes.

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