There are eight lab-style classrooms, including two fashion construction studios, a digital computer lab that also doubles as a classroom, and a making lab for prototyping and light construction. A small gallery and welcome center are open to guests on the ground floor. Students mingle in the second floor student lounge, which includes an eating space, vending machines, lockers, and an equipment room. Videoconferencing rooms and state-of-the-art software facilitate collaboration with faculty and students in New York.
The construction studios include menswear and womenswear dress forms, 16 industrial sewing machines, 3 overlockers, a coverstitch machine, 4 industrial iron stations, a leather arm and machine, a buttonhole and zig-zag machine, and 14 large pattern and drafting tables.
The digital computer lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology including 27-inch iMacs and hi-spec PCs, A3 and A4 scanners, and color and black-and-white printing facilities. Each computer terminal has up-to-date software available for student use, including Adobe Creative Cloud and other digital packages.
The making lab space is available to students wishing to produce prototype objects and work with construction materials. The lab is equipped with a wide range of hand tools and power tools to assist in fabrication. Expert technical assistance and supervision are provided on request.
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Parsons Paris faculty and students have
access to all resources available through The New School’s library and
its partners. For additional details and a video introduction, visit
the Parsons Paris Library Resources page. Additional resources are available throughout Paris, including those listed below.