Center for Architecture Foundation Announces First Recipient of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship

The Center for Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior attending a New York City public or charter school who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in architecture at an NAAB-accredited school within New York State. The $15,000 scholarship is awarded annually, in the amount of $7,500 per year for the first two years of study to subsidize the student’s college tuition and related costs. Continue reading “Center for Architecture Foundation Announces First Recipient of the Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship”

The Center for Architecture Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

The Center for Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 CFA Design Scholarship, the Women’s Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholarship, and the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. This year’s field proved extremely competitive. Ultimately the scholarship committee selected six outstanding students.

The CFA Design Scholarship is given on the basis of merit to a student currently enrolled in architecture, engineering, or related design discipline at an accredited institution within New York State. For both awards, students are nominated by the dean or department chair of their schools. Magdalena Checo, who will enter her fifth year of the B. Arch program at City College in the fall, was selected based upon her outstanding portfolio submission demonstrating a range of work from free-hand sketching to model-making. For the first time since the scholarship was created in 2009, one recipient’s course of study lies outside of architecture, in the field of civil engineering. Kyle Sullivan, who recently completed his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University, was selected for his timely project on storm surge analysis in NYC. Continue reading “The Center for Architecture Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients”

CFAF Young Patrons Host Supper Club at the Center

While the weather this winter has proven bitter and frightful, the atmosphere inside the Center for Architecture was warm and cozy on 02.04.14 thanks to a little Southern hospitality as the Center for Architecture Foundation’s Young Patrons Committee hosted its first Supper Club dinner party. Entitled “Bourbons and Bowties,” the event featured Southern haute-cuisine comprised of BBQ duck leg, shrimp and grits tartlets, oysters, lobster salad, boneless short ribs, stuffed quail, and a dessert of buttermilk panna cotta. The evening’s menu was powered by kitchensurfing, with catering by Warren Schierenbeck. The Supper Club’s 40 attendees represented a wide variety of creative fields including architecture, engineering, web development, set design, and graphic design. As they sipped on sangria and the Deveraux, the night’s signature cocktail served up in Mason jars, guests mingled in the HLW and KPF galleries, where “Building Connections,” CFAF’s annual exhibition of K-12 student design work, is on view. Continue reading “CFAF Young Patrons Host Supper Club at the Center”

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

The Center for Architecture Foundation and AIA New York Chapter are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. The purpose of the grant, awarded annually, is to further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. The 2013 grant recipients John Paul Rysavy and Jobie Hill highlight the diversity of proposals submitted – from architectural history to historic preservation. Rysavy’s application, entitled “Practices of Ornament in the Making of Public Space,” seeks to unpack the correlation between the works of the Baroque architect, Francesco Borromini and Viennese Modernist, Adolf Loos. Hill’s project, “Slave House Database,” will serve as a “central repository of information” that will benefit researchers and organizations, as well as descendants and individuals, and ensures that “irreplaceable pieces of history are not forever lost.” Continue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant”

Exhibitions Take Center Stage at Recent FamilyDay@theCenter Programs

With the close of another calendar year and 2014 just begun, there’s no better time to reflect back on our final youth and family programs in November and December of 2013. Using two exhibitions currently on view at the Center for Architecture as a launching pad, families created their own take on these utopian, imaginative, and even historical projects. Continue reading “Exhibitions Take Center Stage at Recent FamilyDay@theCenter Programs”

Architecture College Fair Connects Prospective Students with 12 Universities

On 11.22.13, the Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) hosted an Architecture College Fair. More than 100 high school students and families from New York City, Connecticut, and Northern New Jersey attended the event held at the Center for Architecture. Faculty, admissions officers, and alumni from 12 schools offering degrees and/or majors in architecture at the undergraduate level participated, including Boston Architecture College, University at Buffalo, City College, Cooper Union, Cornell University, Drexel University, NYIT, NJIT, Parsons The New School, RPI, Roger Williams, and Tulane. This year marks the first time CFAF has hosted the event, taking over from the AIA New York Chapter and the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA). The transition coincides with the announcement of a new scholarship to be awarded in 2014. The Walter A. Hunt Jr. Scholarship fund was established to honor the retirement of Walter A. Hunt Jr., FAIA, Vice Chairman Emeritus of Gensler. The scholarship will assist New York City public high school students pursuing a degree in architecture at an NAAB-accredited school of architecture in New York State. Continue reading “Architecture College Fair Connects Prospective Students with 12 Universities”

The Center for Architecture and openhousenewyork teamed up for OHNY Weekend Family Festival 2013

Over Columbus Day Weekend, 10.12–13.13, the Center for Architecture Foundation welcomed more than 300 families to the Center for the sixth annual OHNY Weekend Family Festival, held in conjunction with openhousenewyork weekend, now in its 11th year. The fun, free, drop-in event was sponsored by the Foundation and openhousenewyork, along with our program partners, the Museum at Eldridge Street, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Landmark West!, Noble Maritime Museum, and Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District. Continue reading “The Center for Architecture and openhousenewyork teamed up for OHNY Weekend Family Festival 2013”

“How I spent my summer”: CFAF Summer@theCenter Volunteers Reflect on Their Experiences

At the Center for Architecture Foundation, we are halfway through our popular Summer@theCenter architecture-themed day camps. With topics such as “My Dream House,” “Drawing Architecture,” and “Up on a Roof,” students explore the built environment and create their own sketches and models over the course of one week.

The success of our Summer@theCenter programs is due in no small part to the incredible time, energy, and enthusiasm of our volunteers, many of whom are currently pursuing a course of study in the field of architecture. We asked two of our skilled volunteers, Holly Kang and Mark Zlotsky, architecture students at Syracuse University, to reflect on their experiences so far.

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The Center for Architecture Foundation Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients

The Center for Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 CFA Design Scholarship, and the Women’s Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholarship. For both awards, students are nominated by the dean or department chair of their respective school. With a record number of applications, this year’s field proved extremely competitive. Ultimately the scholarship committee selected four outstanding students: Hyatt Tortorella, CFA Design Scholarship; Anthony Giron, Jenna Steinbeck and David Martinez-Delgado, Eleanor Allwork Scholarship. Continue reading “The Center for Architecture Foundation Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients”

Learning by Design teams up with Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction

The school year might be winding down, but the Center for Architecture Foundation’s partnership with the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (UASDC) is in full swing. CFAF staff, volunteers, and Board Members served as jurors for the 9-11th-grade students’ final design reviews at the school in Hell’s Kitchen on 05.30.13. The next day, a select group of these students presented their semester-long projects at the Center for Architecture. Continue reading “Learning by Design teams up with Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction”