New York City DDC Selects JPDA for Design & Construction Excellence Contract
posted on Tuesday, October 18th AT 04:32:38 PM

The City of New York relies on the Department of Design and Construction to oversee the vast majority of civic architecture and construction for its agency projects.

Through an extremely competitive application and vetting process, the DDC selects and awards contracts to a small number of firms to perform this work as part of its Design and Construction Excellence program.

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture is honored to have been chosen as one of the the designated firms that will participate in these projects for the next 36-48 months.


JPDA Hosts Inner City Youth for Introduction to Architecture via Parsons Scholars Program
posted on Monday, March 16th AT 04:30:40 PM

The studio was buzzing this weekend as we hosted dynamic 25 high school students for an afternoon of sketching, presentations and a lively Q&A about career opportunities in the world of architecture!

The Parsons Scholars Program is a college access program for NYC public high school students who are passionate about pursuing higher education in art and design. Parsons Scholars dedicate their Saturdays and summers to studio coursework and workshops which expose them to a range of exciting art and design careers and majors.


Groundbreaking for the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center
posted on Thursday, October 30th AT 01:30:20 PM

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center (DSPAC) took place on Saturday October 25th, 2014.  In attendance were Brooklynn Borough President Eric Adams, members of the Board of the DSPAC, Dwana Smallwood, a large number of representatives from the local community, as well as Jordan Parnass and many staff from JPDA.

The occasion was marked by heartfelt speeches, as well as a spirited dance perfomance in the street by current students of Dwana Smallwood.


JPDA Selected to Design Passive House Bronx Tech Incubator
posted on Friday, August 8th AT 01:01:39 PM

The Bronx Tech Incubator will provide a mix of offices, open workstations and collaboration spaces for technology startups.  Encompassing over 23,000 square feet in a converted industrial building, the project will be designed to Passive House standards for building performance and energy efficiency.

Located in the Bronx's Foxhurst neighborhood, the Tech Incubator will bring jobs, access to working and social space, and a cafe to an underserved community removed from Manhattan's established Silicon Alleys. 


Dwana Smallwood Selects JPDA to Design New Performing Arts Center
posted on Friday, April 25th AT 12:10:06 PM

Former principal dancer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dwana Smallwood has also collaborated with Oprah Winfrey to develop educational and dance programs for women in South Africa.

The Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center aims to use the arts, primarily dance, as a means to empower youth within New York’s inner city communities. They will endeavor to mold elite dancers and artists who will be able to develop, grow and compete on the world’s stage. The center will be a springboard for creating community identity and encouraging creative activity in neglected inner city areas.


Harley-Davidson of NYC is a finalist for Architizer's A+ Awards
posted on Tuesday, March 4th AT 03:00:35 PM

JPDA's Harley-Davidson of NYC retail design project has been selected as a finalist forArchitizer's A+ Architecture+Branding Award.

Our approach was to design an open, interactive environment highlighting the experience of craftsmanship, community, legacy and freedom to attract a younger, sophisticated and more diverse customer base to the brand.

Public voting is open until March 21st, 2014 - click on the link below to vote!








JPDA shortlisted in Bergen Children's Hospital Competition
posted on Saturday, October 5th AT 02:23:05 PM

JPDA was shortlisted from a pool of 180 entrants in a competition to design an interactive entry installation at Bergen's Haukeland Children's Hospital. 


JPDA at the 2013 Harley-Davidson Dealer Meeting
posted on Thursday, August 8th AT 05:32:41 PM

JPDA will be showing our design work for Harley-Davidson at the 2013 Dealer Meeting this Aug 18-21 in Denver.   Find us at booth #1406.  Stop by and check out our recent dealership designs!




On location with HGTV and JPDA
posted on Saturday, March 2nd AT 05:14:40 PM

Space was tight in the East Village Studio yesterday afternoon when HGTV brought their film crew in to shoot for their upcoming series "Extreme Small Spaces."  The series will feature our work as well as other innovative small footprint living spaces.  


Jordan, Boerum Hill House featured on the latest episode of SpacesTV's 'Digital Architect' program
posted on Saturday, February 23rd AT 02:10:31 PM

See a video tour of the Boerum Hill House as well as an interiew with Jordan in which he talks about the design of the house and the role of digital tools in the process.  


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