NEW YORK — The University Center, the sprawling 375,000-square-foot hub of The New School, will officially open its doors Thursday on the university’s Greenwich Village campus.
Home to Parsons The New School for Design, the striking space will also house other New School divisions such as Eugene Lang College, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, The New School for Public Engagement and The New School for Social Research. The $352 million project marks the integration of the School of Fashion, which had been located in both Greenwich Village and Midtown (560 Seventh Avenue), into the Greenwich Village campus. The 560 Seventh Avenue location has since been sold.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"