The New School's "Making Center" will be housed in its West 13th Street location.
All-in with Li Edelkoort’s plans to revitalize the textiles industry, this fall The New School's Parsons School of Design will open a 35,000-square-foot "making center” that will bring together designers of different disciplines and architects all under one roof to develop forward-thinking prototypes that will bolster local and global production.
The school has reconfigured its West 13th Street location to make room for the project, which has been designed and under construction for the past 18 months, according to Joel Towers, dean of Parsons School of Design. A major gift tied to the new maker center will be revealed tonight at the school's annual gala at Pier Sixty, Towers said.
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