Design Build: Urban Public Space

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Design Build
Spring 2024
Taught By: Michael Verbos
Section: A

CRN: 10928

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. Note, seats are reserved for AAS Interior Design Majors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 4:36pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 5:50pm
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 303
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024