How Parsons Became A Catalyst For Innovation [Need To Know]
Simon Collins explains how the school fosters incredible talent and produces 'better than expected' work.
Originally published in PSFK’s Need To Know Magazine Volume 1.
A recent report by The Center for an Urban Future highlights how design and architecture schools, such as Parsons in New York City, act as creative hubs and ‘critical catalysts for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth for the city.’ We spoke to Parsons’ Dean, Simon Collins, for our Need To Know Magazine who explained that:
Parsons is filled with students and faculty who are compelled to be innovate by their very nature. They are constantly looking for challenging problems that they can apply their design skills to elegantly solving. In the past these efforts were largely targeted at internal projects. Over the past four years we have worked hard to show the world what we do. With every success we get more requests and are able to be ever more selective about who we work with and what we do. Hence the projects become more attractive and the quality goes ever upward.