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September 16, 2015
by Catherine Teegarden Center for Architecture Foundation
Bridge models created at prior Center for Architecture Building Bridges Family Days. Credit: Center for Architecture
Bridge models created at prior Center for Architecture Building Bridges Family Days. Credit: Center for Architecture

With the opening of Center for Architecture at the Seaport, our new exhibition and event space at 181 Front Street in the Seaport Culture District, the Center has launched several new educational programs that will introduce families, school groups, and the general public to the area’s unique built environment. This Saturday, 09.19.15 is our first FamilyDay@theSeaport, focusing on the nearby Brooklyn Bridge. In this two-hour, hands-on program, families will learn about the exciting story of its design and construction, and create their own model suspension bridges to take home.

Throughout the fall, school groups can book one of three new StudentDay@theSeaport programs. These two-hour workshops introduce K-12 students to key topics and concepts in architecture through design activities. Offerings include The Brooklyn Bridge, Discovering Seaport History and Skyscrapers: Structure & Strength, and our Skyscraper Museum Dual-Visit program where classes first tour the Skyscraper Museum and then head to the Seaport for a hands-on design session about skyscrapers’ structural systems.

For the older set, a Reading the Streetscape architectural walking tour uncovering clues to the Seaport’s maritime past will be led by Center for Architecture Lead Design Educator Tim Hayduk on 10.24.15. An Archtoberfest “drink in design” tour of the area on 10.30.15 will feature stops at local watering holes as part of an architectural history tour of the area.

Stop in to see the remarkable panoramic photograph of the city’s waterfront that encircles the entire gallery space at the Center’s Seaport pop-up through 12.31.15. “Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge” pairs stunning photography by Elizabeth Felicella and brief but insightful histories of stops and sights along the way by Robert Sullivan for a fascinating, rare tour of the city from the water.

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