Design Discovery: Green Design Challenge



Saturday, January 18, 2020

10:00am - 3:00pm




Event Description

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 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.

Additional Workshops for Spring 2020 are:

Programs run 10 am – 3 pm at the Center for Architecture unless noted otherwise. Lunch is provided. Tuition is $60/person.

Need-based scholarships are available. Scholarship information and applications for 2020 is available here.

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