Parsons Announces New Academic Appointments
David J. Lewis is interim dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, the nation's only integrated school of Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design and Product Design, and an associate professor of Architecture. As director of the school's Master of Architecture program from 2002-2007, he led students, faculty and staff through a period of growth, forging new partnerships, and elevating the rigor and profile of its offerings. As director of the Design Workshop from 2006-2010, he led successful, highly ambitious projects that spanned from post-Katrina Mississippi to the Bronx, to a small town in Upstate New York. He most recently worked with colleagues and students on the Parsons entry to the Solar Decathlon. Lewis is a founding principal of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, an award-winning architectural firm that is the recipient of a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and has also represented the United States in the Venice Architectural Biennale.
Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of disciplines. To stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration and learning, Parsons is structured into five schools: the School of Art and Design History and Theory; the School of Art, Media and Technology; the School of Constructed Environments; the School of Design Strategies; and the School of Fashion. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.
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