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2/15/20, 10am - 3pm
Center for Architecture

Superstorm Sandy walloped the New York City region seven years ago and today we are still recovering from the immense damage caused by high winds and flooding. What is New York City doing to prepare for the next superstorm and the threat of ocean level rise caused by climate change? How do architects prepare for an uncertain future? Students will learn about resilient design strategies and see how architects can design to protect life and property. A hands-on workshop will challenge students to design and build a model of a structure that is resilient to storm surge and sea level rise.

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.

Design Discovery Workshops, Spring 2020:

By registering for this course, you are accepting our Terms & Conditions.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable once your registration has been processed. Please check your dates and schedule carefully before registering.

For more information, contact Tim Hayduk, Lead Design Educator at

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Center for Architecture K-12
2/15/20, 10am - 3pm
Center for Architecture
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