Learn how to "read" buildings for information about their age, use, design and what the city's architecture can tell us about a neighborhood's growth and development.
What to Expect When You're Renovating
Presented by a licensed architect with extensive experience in designing and managing residential projects in NYC and a legal expert, this informative 2-hour session will provide homeowners with an overview of the process of renovating an apartment in NYC as well as contract and legal issues.
Sketching the City
This 4-session class is an introduction to architectural free-hand drawing through lessons at the Center and on-site sketching exercises outdoors. Topics will include sketching building façades, basics of perspective drawing, and techniques for showing light, shadow and rendering building materials.
Hands-on Workshop: Understanding Earthquakes
Did you ever wonder how engineers and architects design buildings to stand up to the destructive forces of earthquakes? Join Sissy Nikolaou, with her colleagues of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Tim Hayduk in a hands-on workshop using the Considering the Quake exhibition.
Intro to SketchUp for Adults
Learn the ins and outs of trimble sketchup (formerly Google SketchUp) in this 4-session class for adults. Participants will learn the full range of SketchUp tools and create their own 3D architectural designs and animations. A great tool for work or personal use.