Parsons - SCE Hub

Location:
SHEILA JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER
2 W 13TH - BUILDING L
66 FIFTH - BUILDING N
12 floor.

Scope of Work:
The 12th floor of 2 West 13th Street is currently being turned into the new Hub for the Parsons School of Constructed Environments (SCE). The western half of the floor is comprised of three new architecture studios with abundant daylight. The studios flank a centrally located Critique Space where students and faculty can come together to review and present their work as well as attend lectures and classes.The offices for the SCE faculty and staff will be located on the east end of the space, being easily accessible to the students within the department.  Between the learning and administrative sections of the Hub will be  coffee bar.

Timeline:
Project completion: October 28, 2016.

Parsons Making Center

Location:
SHEILA JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER
2 W 13TH - BUILDING L
68 FIFTH - BUILDING M
66 FIFTH - BUILDING N
Cellar, 2 and 3 floor.

Scope of Work:
The 27,000 square foot Making Center encompasses the cellar and 2nd floors of 2 West 13th Street and 66 5th Avenue is complete as of September, 2016. It is a 21st Century facility designed to support the most advance practices in digital technology and physical craft. The Making Center will enable students and faculty to approach craftsmanship and manufacturing at the intersection of new and traditional technologies. In large, open, flexible spaces. 3D printing, textile productions, wood and metal fabrications, printmaking and ceramics will all be operating simultaneously in one large center focused on both the melding and collaboration among a multitude of creative disciplines.

This required the complete gut of floors Cellar, 2, and part of 3, along with a number of smaller, ancillary projects associated with it. It has involved moving materials and equipment over to 25 E. 13th Street and other SJDC spaces, bringing in other equipment and new furniture, as well as reworking a significant part of the infrastructure of this complex, including slab-reinforcement and waterproofing. The project was designed Lyn Rice of Rice+Lipka Architects. 

Timeline:
Project completion: August 26, 2016.

Replacement of Chiller Plant - Rooftop

Location:
SHEILA JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER
2 W 13TH - BUILDING L
66 FIFTH - BUILDING N
Roof

Scope of Work:
The project included the removal of the old unused absorption chiller  and creating the infrastructure for the chiller water at 66 Fifth ave, The new chiller was installed in the unused former water tank room located at the roof level and crating available space for Parson programs at the cellar at 2 West 13th.

Timeline:
Project completion: July 16, 2016.

XRC II

Location:
SHEILA JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER
68 FIFTH - BUILDING M
3 & 4 floor.

Scope of Work:
There were multiple schemes for moving XRC out of the 18th floor, where they were temporarily parked, into 68 Fifth. First they were moved onto the 2nd floor. Ultimately they were moved onto floors 3 and 4 at 68 Fifth. The work involved clean up and fix up, and providing a/c, some additional lighting and power. 

Timeline:
Project completion: May 17, 2016

Parsons - Hybrid Design Studio

Location:
SHEILA JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER
2 W 13TH - BUILDING L
7 floor

Scope of Work:
Basically a furniture and involved some power. Basically to provide enough furniture and equipment of various kinds (sewing machines, pattern tables, rolling tables) so that the room could be used for a variety of things. It has been experimental (check with Nadine for results). 

Timeline:
Project completion: FY16.

Parsons - MFA Studio

Location:
SHEILA JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER
2 W 13TH - BUILDING L
Room 301.

Scope of Work:
Rooms 300 and 301 were combined to create one large studio. Basically it was to tear down a wall, remove some AV, new flooring, new power and data, new lighting, new furnishings, as well as reusing existing furnishings. Cord reels hanging from the ceiling and Parsons has been so happy with it that it has formed the basis for designs for other Parsons studios. 

Timeline:
Project completion: August 14, 2015.