We are gearing up for a student trip to NYC and I am deciding what small favorites I can get into their very board agenda. When I taught at Parsons I would always walk down to the Seaport and walk through The Seamen's Institute. Designed by James Stewart Polshek in the eighties, the chapel space is one of my favorite rooms. I always think of the space as all Prussian Blue but in reality the color is used sparingly. The chapel chairs are classic Alvar Aalto, the most comfortable straight back chairs in the world and the quality of light contributes to a very calming place in the city.