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The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place,
NY, NY 10012

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Studio@theCenter

Young people explore architecture through design projects, field trips and building activities during these 3-day programs at the Center for Architecture, held Tuesday - Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM during winter and spring school vacations. Programs are for students currently in grades 3 - 8, and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are limited to 18 students; 10 students for Digital Design classes. Students bring their own lunch daily. 


A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due January 15 for the February program, February 15 for the March program, and March 15 for the April program. To apply for a scholarship, you must register online using the links below and also submit a separate Scholarship Application Form

Your registration includes your acceptance of our Terms & Conditions.   Questions? email info@cfafoundation.org

 

2016 PROGRAMS 

 

Design Your Dream House (grades 3-5)
Tuesday-Thursday, February 16-18, 2016
9 am – 4 pm daily

Would your dream house be a penthouse apartment, modern beach house or a castle in the hills? Create a model of your own personal dream house or apartment in this design and model-making studio. Examples of amazing houses from around the world will provide ideas and inspiration, but the final design is up to you!

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Digital Design: Amusement Parks (grades 6-8) (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday-Thursday, February 16-18, 2016
9 am – 4 pm daily

Amusement rides are a great blend of artistry, state-of-the-art engineering and thrill. Learn about the physics of rides from carousels to rollercoasters and design your own unique amusement park as a digital 3-D model. Students will create an animated guided tour of their final park design and take their creations home on a flashdrive.

 

Arcade (Game) Design (grades 3-5) 
Tuesday-Thursday, March 22-24, 2016
9 am – 4 pm daily

Set aside the digital and have some analogue fun! Inspired by the real story of Cain and his arcade, design and build your own working arcade games along the lines of pinball, skee-ball and other games of chance. On the last day of the workshop, the Center for Architecture will become an architecture-inspired Arcade.

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Digital Design: Amusement Parks (grades 6-8) 
Tuesday-Thursday, March 22-24, 2016
9 am – 4 pm daily

Amusement rides are a great blend of artistry, state-of-the-art engineering and thrill. Learn about the physics of rides from carousels to rollercoasters and design your own unique amusement park as a digital 3-D model. Students will create an animated guided tour of their final park design and take their creations home on a flashdrive.

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Deco City (grades 3-5) 
Tuesday-Thursday, April 26-28, 2016
9 am – 4 pm daily

Art Deco is a playful and popular style that influenced the design of landmarks such as the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and everyday objects from toys to toasters. With help from the Art Deco Society of New York, we’ll explore many aspects of Art Deco in Manhattan with a scavenger hunt through Rockefeller Center, and photography, sketching and design activities. The program culminates with students designing and building their own architectural model inspired by Art Deco to create a Deco City.

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Digital Design: Waterfront Parks (grades 6-8)  
Tuesday-Thursday, April 26-28, 2016
9 am – 4 pm daily

New York City is a metropolis connected by miles of waterfront. Visit a real waterfront site as a case study for how large projects get built in New York City. Learn about city planning methods, landscape design ideas, how to provide resiliency against storms and design a new waterfront park for New York City. 

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