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.