Design Education: Essential or Optional?

The Center for Architecture Foundation recently hosted Chris Whitwood, a British graduate student from York St. John’s University, for a two-week international placement as part of his program in primary school education. This cross-cultural experience provided both CFAF and the student with an opportunity to compare notes on teaching and to take a fresh look at our own practices. Whitwood’s undergraduate degree in product design made him a good match for CFAF’s design-based programs, and he participated in several, including Student Day workshops for school groups visiting the Center, Learning By Design:NY in-school residency programs, and a teacher training session. Continue reading “Design Education: Essential or Optional?”

Names in the News

Robert B. Tierney, Hon. AIA, Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, is one of 10 recipients of 2014 AIA Honorary Membership…The Municipal Art Society will present The New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman with the 2014 Brendan Gill Prize at the organization’s Annual Meeting on 03.25.14…The New York School of Interior Design will honor interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez with the Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award, and landscape architect and co-founder of Maggie’s Centres Charles Jencks with the Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design.. Continue reading “Names in the News”