PGID
5122

Materials & Performance

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Materials & Performance
Fall 2024
Taught By: Catherine Murphy
Section: B

CRN: 2648

Credits: 3

This course is an intensive research seminar into materials in design, from the structural to the decorative, as viewed through the critical lens of sustainability. Part lecture, part research lab, and part field work, this course gives an overview of the role of materials in the formation and execution of spatial concept. Throughout the semester, relationships between material, performance and use are established and evaluated within a practice of committed sustainability. Traditional, composite, and interactive materials are introduced and discussed. Accompanying this course are field trips to product and material manufacturers and research laboratories as well as a variety of materials libraries. Use of fabrication shops are incorporated into course assignments. The course focuses on issues of materials and sustainability with the goal of developing a sensibility about the way material decisions affect the environment and the performance of interior spaces.

Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:54am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 303
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024
Materials & Performance
Fall 2024
Taught By: Jonsara Ruth
Section: A

CRN: 2106

Credits: 3

This course is an intensive research seminar into materials in design, from the structural to the decorative, as viewed through the critical lens of sustainability. Part lecture, part research lab, and part field work, this course gives an overview of the role of materials in the formation and execution of spatial concept. Throughout the semester, relationships between material, performance and use are established and evaluated within a practice of committed sustainability. Traditional, composite, and interactive materials are introduced and discussed. Accompanying this course are field trips to product and material manufacturers and research laboratories as well as a variety of materials libraries. Use of fabrication shops are incorporated into course assignments. The course focuses on issues of materials and sustainability with the goal of developing a sensibility about the way material decisions affect the environment and the performance of interior spaces.

Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:54am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 302
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024