Design Discovery: Greening the City: Landscape Design



Saturday, May 2, 2020

10:00am - 3:00pm




Event Description

The Center for Architecture is teaming up with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to bring students to the water’s edge for a deep dive into park design. Once strictly industrial, New York City’s waterfront is now a complex environment for recreation and protection from future storms. The day will include learning about the park’s design, visiting and sketching key features of the park, and working in small groups to design, draw and present proposals for a new park on an unused pier along the city’s edge.

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:

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