Curbed University delivers insider tips and non-boring advice on how to buy, sell, or rent a home or apartment. Additional questions welcomed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Today's topic: where to take classes on NYC architecture and architectural history.
As Curbed University winds down for the semester, we turn our attention to a few queries that have come in from readers over the last several months. The first one, as it happens, also involves classes! A reader asks where to take architecture and NYC architectural history classes in New York City. We've done some research and come up with a few possibilities. Know of any we've missed? Please add them in the comments or let us know via the tipline. Otherwise, prepare to head back to school.
Cooper Union: Our original asker recommends the NYC Architecture course offered at Cooper Union, and while we don't see the class among the current summer offerings, there are several other architecture courses available, including an introduction to architecture and a digital architecture intensive.
Parsons: Parsons has a five-week summer program with the fancypants title of "Summer Studies in Construction Environments." Morning workshops focus on the "history and theory of architecture in New York City."
Pratt: This summer, Pratt is offering an an architecture intensive, though it looks like more of an introduction to the field as a whole than to New York City's architectural history specifically.
Brooklyn Brainery: This Brooklyn-based crowdsourced education company often offers classes on NYC architecture, and the tuition is less steep than at many universities. Recent classes including Great New York City Buildings Few Guide Books Will Ever Mention.
Columbia: Columbia University's summer course offerings include one class on NYC architectural history, entitled The Architecture and Development of New York City.