Description

This building is the new campus center for Parsons The New School for Design. It combines learning and public program spaces with exhibition galleries. With an award-winning design by Lyn Rice Architects, whose principal Lyn Rice was part of the team behind Dia:Beacon, the center combines the ground level of four historic buildings to form an innovative, contemporary 'urban quad.' The center features the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery and Auditorium, and the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries. These spaces present exhibitions and public programs exploring key issues within contemporary culture through the work of architects, artists and designers. The center also provides a new home for the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives, a collection of drawings, photographs, letters and objects documenting 20th-century design.