The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place,
NY, NY 10012


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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





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.