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Public Programs

 

CFAF’s new adult education programs are an outgrowth of our successful youth programs, which combine interactive presentations with hands-on learning. Led by experts in the field and CFAF’s experienced design educators, participants develop a real-world understanding and appreciation of architecture while increasing their own design skills and sensibilities.  Programs included Lectures and Presentations, Classes and Workshops, Walking and Exhibition Tours.

 


 

For a full list of upcoming events @theCenter, visit our Calendar

 


 

Upcoming Public Programs:


 

Exhibition Open House: Considering the Quake
Thursday, May 1, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Led by:
Tim Hayduk, CFAF Lead Design Educator

Join us for a guided tour of the Center for Architecture's exhibition,  Considering the Quake.


Reading the Streetscape: Greenwich Village
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Led by:
Jane Cowen, CFAF Design Educator

Using the built environment as a visual tool for understanding the city’s growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, Greenwich Village tells a story of riches to rags and back again. From townhouse to tenement to tower, Greenwich Village’s residential buildings and important commercial buildings chronicle these changes to provide a rich central chapter in our Manhattan trilogy.


 

Sketching the City
Saturdays, May 31, June 7,14 and 21, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Led by:
Eli King, CFAF Design Educator

This 4-session class is an introduction to architectural free-hand drawing through lessons at the Center and on-site sketching exercises outdoors.
 

 

 


Past Public Programs:

A sampling of our recent program offerings can be found below as well as on our photos page.



Reading the Streetscape: Battery Park City
Saturday June 7, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Led by:Tim Hayduk, CFAF Lead Design Educator

 

Sketching the City
Saturdays, May 31, June 7,14 and 21, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Led by:
Eli King, CFAF Design Educator

This 4-session class is an introduction to architectural free-hand drawing through lessons at the Center and on-site sketching exercises outdoors.

Hands-on Workshop: Understanding Earthquakes and Seismic Design
Monday April 21, 2014
6 - 8 pm

Led by: Sissy Nikolau, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Tim Hayduk, CFAF Lead Design Educator


Reading the Streetscape: New Amsterdam
Saturday April 12, 2014
10:30 - 12:30 pm

Led by: Jane Cowen, CFAF Design Educator
 

Intro to SketchUp
Saturdays,  March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2014
12 - 3 pm

Led By: Hilary Taylor, CFAF Design Educator
12 CEU LU's available; Health, Safety and Welfare.

 

What to Expect When You're Renovating
April 3, 2014
6-8 pm

Led by: Melissa T. Billig, Esq. Partner, Construction & Design Practice at Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP
Scott Hanson, RA, AIA, Principal, Scott Hanson Architect, LLC



Intro to SketchUp
Saturdays,  January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2014
12 - 3 pm

Led By: Hilary Taylor, CFAF Design Educator
12 CEU LU's available; Health, Safety and Welfare.


What to Expect When You're Renovating
Tuesday January 14, 2014
12 pm

led by:
Melissa T. Billig, Esq. Partner, Construction & Design Practice at Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP
Scott Hanson, RA, AIA, Principal, Scott Hanson Architect, LLC

This two-hour class for homeowners gives useful information about the process of renovating an apartment in NYC from start to finish.
 

Exhibition Open House: Practical Utopias
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Led by:
Tim Hayduk, CFAF Lead Design Educator

Join the Center for Architecture Foundation's educator for a gallery tour and conversation on the Center for Architecture's exhibition: Practical Utopias: Global Urbanism in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.


Architecture Book Talk: Witold Rybczynski
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
6 - 8 pm

Join the Center for Architecture Foundation and author Witold Rybczynski for a discussion of How Architecture Works.

 

Reading the Streetscape: SoHo's Cast Iron Architecture
Saturday November 16
2 - 4pm

Led by:
Catherine Teegarden, CFAF Director of Education

 

Exhibition Open House: Practical Utopias
Tuesday, October 29
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Led by:
Tim Hayduk, CFAF Lead Design Educator
 
 

Sketching the City
September 15, 22, 29, October 6
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Led by:
Eli King, CFAF Design Educator


Reading the Streetscape: Bleecker Street
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6 - 8 pm

Led by:
Tim Hayduk, CFAF Lead Design Educator