Learning by Design | 5/18/22
Group of students and a teacher standing in a classroom surrounded by models of bridges

The Center for Architecture is pleased to announce that we have been approved for a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our in-school...

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Learning by Design | 12/1/21
Photo of student presenting green roof design.

The Center for Architecture is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $10,000 grant from Con Edison to support our Green Architecture Student Day program. This program...

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Learning by Design | 9/29/21
Photo of two students testing the strength of bridges they constructed during one of the Center for Architecture's Summer Programs.

This summer, the Center for Architecture’s Education Department was thrilled to welcome students back to our space for in-person Summer Programs, while still...

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Learning by Design | 7/21/21
Image: Center for Architecture.

Every summer, the Center for Architecture hosts its Annual Golf Classic, bringing together golfers from the field of architecture and other related professional...

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Learning by Design | 7/19/21
PS 92 3rd graders developed designs for playground shade structures as part of a LBD:NY program this spring. Image: Center for Architecture.

Reflecting on the 2020-21 school year that just wrapped up, we are grateful for all that we were able to accomplish despite the difficulties and constraints brought on...

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Learning by Design | 6/9/21
A workshop participant designs a building with newly-learned architectural vocabulary. Photo: Melinda Cashwell Edwards.

The Center for Architecture’s Education Department launched Architecture at Home a little over a year ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic shifted learning from schools,...

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Learning by Design | 3/2/21
Steve Preston of GLUCK+ walked students through the design/build approach to architecture. Image: Center for Architecture.

The Center for Architecture and AIA New York joined forces to host our third annual Discover Architecture program on February 19, bringing together high school students...

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Learning by Design | 8/5/20
Students practiced rendering shade and shadow using the ancient Ad-Deir complex in Petra, Jordan, which they “visited” via Google Maps. Image: Center for Architecture.

The Center’s Education Department is testing new waters this summer with a full slate of online, weeklong design classes for students entering grades 3-12. As the...

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Learning by Design | 7/8/20
3rd grade students from PS 52K learned about Skyscraper Design and put their new knowledge to the test by building their own structural frames using toothpicks, marshmallows, and spaghetti. Images courtesy of students.

As schools shifted to online learning this spring, the Center for Architecture worked with partner schools whose visits to the Center were cancelled by COVID-19...

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Learning by Design | 3/4/20
Courtesy of Gluck+.

25 high school sophomores and juniors spent their midwinter break exploring potential career paths through the AIA New York and the Center for Architecture’s Discover...

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Learning by Design | 12/3/19
Building Connections is on view at the Center for Architecture through January 4, 2020. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

Building Connections, the Center for Architecture’s annual exhibition of K-12 student work opened on Friday, November 15th and will be on view until January 4th, 2020....

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Learning by Design | 9/17/19
Students in our Skyscrapers class present their finished models to family and friends. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

This summer the Center for Architecture welcomed 388 students to our K-12 Summer Programs, including 48 students who received a combined total of $26,600 in financial...

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Learning by Design | 9/3/19
Students were challenged to consider and manipulate existing topography throughout the design process. Image credit: Center for Architecture

This summer, as part of our expanded summer program offerings, the Center for Architecture partnered with the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education...

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Learning by Design | 6/11/19
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The Center for Architecture launched its first Saturday program for high school students, Design Discovery: SoHo, in early June. This inaugural workshop, instructed by...

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Learning by Design | 5/21/19
Participants work on their scale building models. Image Credit: Matthew Lapiska (DDC).

On April 25th, the Center for Architecture’s K-12 Education Department partnered with the NYC Department of Design and Construction to help city employees welcome...

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Learning by Design | 4/30/19
At the culmination of the program, students presented their final dream house models. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

If you could build the house of your dreams, what would it look like?  This past spring, 12 students in grades 3-5 had an opportunity to develop their own designs...

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Learning by Design | 4/16/19
Egyptian dwellings show the thick adobe walls that keep interiors cool during the hot day and warm when temperatures drop at night in the desert. Image credit: Dustin Atlas.

The Center for Architecture K-12 Education Department recently completed an eight-week Learning By Design:NY in-school residency program with six third grade classes at...

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Learning by Design | 3/20/19
The “playshop” at the Center gave families an opportunity to play with this new toy and give feedback to the House4House team about both its design and its business model. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

The Center for Architecture’s K-12 Education Department was pleased to host a special Family Day program on Saturday, March 9, introducing families to a sustainable...

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Learning by Design | 11/13/18
Architecture and Design College Fair 2018. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

On Saturday, November 3, the Center for Architecture hosted its sixth-annual Architecture and Design College Fair. It was a bustling afternoon, during which over 400...

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Learning by Design | 8/6/18
Lily tests out her proscenium arch and frames her stage curtains. Credit: Center for Architecture.

Last week, the Center for Architecture offered a week-long Summer Program for middle school students to investigate the architectural topics of theater and set design....

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Learning by Design | 6/27/18

June 27 marks the first day of summer vacation for NYC’s public school students, and the culmination of a very successful school year for the Center for...

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Learning by Design | 5/1/18
Toy designed by Gabriel Munnich, fifth-year architecture student. Credit: Center for Architecture.

Each year, professor and author Tamar Zinguer leads a seminar at The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture that investigates the relationship between...

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Learning by Design | 1/22/18
Dustin Atlas, School Programs Coordinator, leads a discussion about the structure of scaffolding. Credit: Center for Architecture.

The K-12 Education team planned an exciting start to 2018 for Shore Road School in Long Island. As students returned from the winter holiday, seven 5th grade classes...

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Learning by Design | 12/12/17
Design Educator Breanna Katsman assists Maya with her model. Credit: Center for Architecture.

This fall, the Center for Architecture’s After-School program investigated “Places We Live.” This eight-week program focused on designing places to live and...

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Learning by Design | 11/27/17
Lex and his brother Max worked together to build a Suspension Bridge. Photo Credit: Erik Bardin

On November 17th, we celebrated the opening of the 21st-annual Building Connections Exhibition, highlighting the imaginative work of our K-12 students, design educators,...

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Learning by Design | 11/15/17
Nearly 250 students attended the 5th annual Architecture and Design College Fair on Saturday, November 4th. The Center for Architecture was a forum where prospective architecture students conversed with their future alma maters. Credit: Center for Architecture

The Education team at the Center for Architecture hosted the fifth-annual Architecture and Design College Fair on 11.04.17, an important event serving high school...

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Learning by Design | 9/19/17

The Center for Architecture’s K-12 Education Department takes great joy in partnering with cultural institutions both near and far as a way to deepen our engagement...

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Learning by Design | 8/23/17

The Center for Architecture's nine weeks of summer programs are wrapping up this week. Our students have explored topics ranging from skyscrapers to nomadic architecture...

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Learning by Design | 7/26/17

Each summer, thanks to a program launched in 2005 that continues to expand each year, the Center for Architecture offers an extensive slate of design programs for...

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Learning by Design | 5/31/17

The Center for Architecture’s K-12 Education Department recently collaborated with several NYU departments to host a playground design contest for NYU families called...

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