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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:


SAT 11.08.2014

Reading the Streetscape: SoHo's Cast Iron Architecture

When: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, November 8
Where: Center for Architecture

Explore the materials and building technologies that shaped SoHo in the 19th Century on a guided stroll through this one-of-a-kind neighborhood. Participants will learn how to identify cast iron buildings and understand the role their design and construction played in making this building type so popular, setting the stage for the skyscrapers that followed.

  

Click HERE for more info, or to request an invitation.


 


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
Thursday 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

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.