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Learning by Design | 9/17/19

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

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

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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Learning by Design | 5/31/17
Students and families at NYU's LaGuardia Studio. Credit: Center for Architecture

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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Learning by Design | 4/21/17

The Center for Architecture’s Education Department had the opportunity to work with numerous audiences to explore the complexities of store design. Whether a...

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Learning by Design | 3/9/17

During one of our February Studio@theCenter programs, our three-day school vacation design camps, we investigated the structures animals create for themselves as well as...

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Learning by Design | 1/25/17

As the first semester drew to a close this month, several Learning By Design:NY classes concluded their in-school programs with final presentations to parents and...

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Learning by Design | 11/11/16

During the annual 2016 Architecture and Design College Fair on 11.04.16, more than 175 students and family members came to the Center for Architecture to learn about...

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Learning by Design | 10/27/16

About 20 girls, ages 11-14, gathered at the Center for Architecture this past Saturday afternoon (10.22.16) to learn more about architecture, and create their own...

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Learning by Design | 8/10/16

Most professionals can look back to find the moment when a particular person, place, or thing sparked their interest in pursuing their career of choice. Many an...

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Learning by Design | 7/27/16

The newly acquired model of One World Trade Center on display at SOM’s offices last week is a commendable replica of the real building. The sides tapered at just the...

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Learning by Design | 6/23/16

This spring, the Center for Architecture was pleased to announce the beginning of a new after-school program to take place twice a year for students in grades 3-5. Each...

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Learning by Design | 6/8/16

Dozens of students, parents, and visitors gathered in Room 422 of Intermediate School 392 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, last night for students’ presentations of their...

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Learning by Design | 5/26/16

As the school year draws to a close, students around the city are busily charretting to complete the structures they are designing in the Center for Architecture’s...

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