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2020-01-18 10:00:002020-01-18 15:00:00America/New_YorkDesign Discovery: Green Design ChallengeThis program is SOLD OUT. Our next session will be on Februa
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Jan 18, 2020
1/18/20, 10am - 3pm
Center for Architecture
This program is SOLD OUT. Our next session will be on February 15.
Buildings are responsible for almost 70% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and their materials, construction, and demolition also have significant impact on our resources and energy use. How can we make buildings more efficient to address the climate crisis we are facing? Learn more about these important issues the and ways architects, landscape architects, and urban designers are tackling these pressing challenges through smart design. Students will learn about LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and apply its concepts by designing a green building model of their own.
Design Discovery workshops are for high school students interested in learning more about the city’s built environment and developing their architectural design skills. Offered on weekends during the school year, these workshops combine architectural exploration with hands-on design projects, nurturing the development of design thinking and providing students with instruction in architecture fundamentals such as architectural drawing, scale measurement, model building, site and precedent analysis.
The Design Discovery Spring 2020 series will focus on green architecture, an issue of utmost importance in our world today. Each workshop focuses on an aspect of sustainable design, familiarizing students with the impact the built environment has on our climate and resources, particularly in NYC, and ways we can reduce this through smart design choices and conscientious conservation of resources in our own lives.
Programs run 10 am – 3 pm at the Center for Architecture unless noted otherwise. Lunch is provided.
Need-based scholarships are available. Scholarship information and applications for 2020 is available here.
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