At the Parsons Table: Design and Architecture in New York Today

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
At the Parsons Table
Spring 2024
Taught By: Paul Goldberger
Section: A

CRN: 13927

Credits: 3

This course is a seminar built around a venerable Parsons institution, the public “At the Parsons Table” programs, with prominent architects and other figures who influence the shape of the city. The seminar will have an unusual structure: classes will meet mostly in a regular weekly seminar period, and four times a semester students will be expected to attend the “At the Parsons Table” events in the evening. Those public conversations with architects will form the framework of the seminar, which will investigate the state of architecture, design, and planning in New York today. Students will analyze the work of the semester’s “At the Parsons Table” guests and use it as a springboard to a broader and deeper look into the condition of New York architecture right now. Past guests in the “At the Parsons Table” series have included Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, and David Rockwell, among others. Readings will include the work of this semester’s guests, as well as other material on current New York architecture and planning.

Open to: All Parsons graduate and upper level undergraduate degree students.

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: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 2:18am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 201
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024