Design Build: Urban Public Space

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Design Build

Spring 2020

Taught By: Michael Verbos

Section: A

CRN: 2883

Credits: 3

The DOT Street Seats program is a seasonal public space that reclaims portions of New York City’s streets for much needed public space. These public spaces generally include decking, guardrails, and seating/tables for a neighborhood. The intent is to develop an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend, and taking a rest. This course will collaborate with the DOT to create a proposal that evolves the standard design. Our proposal will provide thoughtful public space at the Northeast corner of 13th Street and 5th Ave. The 40ft x 6ft structure will incorporate necessary seating and tables, but there is further opportunity to incorporate vegetation, landscape, graphic identity, outdoor exhibition space, and solar illumination. These additional amenities will be integrated into the form and construction of the structure, which will be fabricated in house and assembled on site.

Open to: Juniors and Seniors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 19

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 4:35am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020