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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:



What to Expect When You're Renovating

Thursday, April 3
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.



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

Led by:
Jane Cowen, CFAF Design Educator

Explore the paths of streets laid down by our Dutch forefathers four centuries ago and learn what the Dutch West India’s company town New Amsterdam was like. Learn how the Dutch created landfill to maximize the area of their outpost and see the archeological remains of some important early buildings and other parts of this town that are still here today. This tour will be a great introduction to this Manhattan trilogy charting how NYC grew.



 

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

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

Join Sissy Nikolaou, with her colleagues of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Tim Hayduk of the Center for Architecture Foundation in a hands-on workshop using the Considering the Quake exhibition.

 


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.
 

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

Led by:Tim Hayduk, CFAF Lead Design Educator

New York’ City’s effort to create a new neighborhood to serve the revived Financial District in the late 20th century borrowed heavily from New York City’s past. Experience the streets, public places and promenade that stitch together a collection of ‘modern’ buildings that were inspired by the architecture and urban spaces of New York City’s greatest neighborhoods. Think Jane Jacobs’ West Village, Greenwich Village, Gramercy, Sutton Place and see how architects employed the patterns, details, materials and fragments of the past to create a sense of place

 


Past Public Programs:

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


 

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.


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