Design Thinking and Tinkering: Store Design at the Center for Architecture

Nothing implies “I trust you” more than handing an 11-year-old a box cutter and a ruler and declaring, “Now build it!” This summer, the Center for Architecture reprised its week-long summer camp model to spark imaginations and encourage collaboration with hands-on crafting and model making. Facilitated by Howard Stern, Center for Architecture Design Educator & Architect, and supervised by Tim Hayduk, the Center’s Lead Design Educator, the “Store Design” program served roughly 18 young architects in middle grades at the Center’s West Village home. The single task – create your own store –- sounds simple enough, but the journey from brainstorming to concept presentation proved to be just the right amount of complexity for a five-day project. Continue reading “Design Thinking and Tinkering: Store Design at the Center for Architecture”