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November 30, 2012 - June 15, 2013

The Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) works with thousands of young people each year to explore architecture and design and their impact on our daily lives. We use the interdisciplinary study of architecture to enrich student learning across the K – 12 curricula and strengthen problem-solving and creative thinking skills through the process of design. Our hands-on, project-based programs provide real world applications for core subject content, extending learning beyond the walls of the classroom into students’ own communities. As students explore their neighborhoods and create their own designs, they develop a new appreciation for the built environment and the role of design in shaping the world they live in, and are introduced to future careers in the design fields.

Building Connections, our annual exhibit of student work, illustrates our design education efforts and the meaningful connections these programs make between students’ curricula, communities and future career choices. This selection of 12 projects showcases young designers from our 2011-2012 Learning By Design:NY in-school residencies and Programs@theCenter vacation studios. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate the creative work of CFAF’s experienced design educators and the classroom teachers with whom we collaborate, and demonstrate the power of design as a teaching tool. As we enter our third decade of built environment education, CFAF continues to work hard to provide young New Yorkers with high quality, creative, design-based education that will not only open their eyes to the world around them, but also equip them to envision its future.

November 30, 2012 - June 15, 2013

The Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) works with thousands of young people each year to explore architecture and design and their impact on our daily lives. We use the interdisciplinary study of architecture to enrich student learning across the K – 12 curricula and strengthen problem-solving and creative thinking skills through the process of design. Our hands-on, project-based programs provide real world applications for core subject content, extending learning beyond the walls of the classroom into students’ own communities. As students explore their neighborhoods and create their own designs, they develop a new appreciation for the built environment and the role of design in shaping the world they live in, and are introduced to future careers in the design fields.

Building Connections, our annual exhibit of student work, illustrates our design education efforts and the meaningful connections these programs make between students’ curricula, communities and future career choices. This selection of 12 projects showcases young designers from our 2011-2012 Learning By Design:NY in-school residencies and Programs@theCenter vacation studios. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate the creative work of CFAF’s experienced design educators and the classroom teachers with whom we collaborate, and demonstrate the power of design as a teaching tool. As we enter our third decade of built environment education, CFAF continues to work hard to provide young New Yorkers with high quality, creative, design-based education that will not only open their eyes to the world around them, but also equip them to envision its future.

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