About

CITY TECH + NYCHA ARCH scholars is a design studio lab where City Tech  and NYCHA scholars will collaborate on research and projects that enhance their awareness of critical issues of the design of the built environment, especially for healthy and durable housing for low income individuals and families in New York City.

WHAT: CITY TECH + NYCHA ARCH scholars is a 6-week program for NYCHA young adults to work collaboratively with students from CITY TECH. Together, they will research the indoor and outdoor spaces at their developments and propose a design idea to enhance the built environment.

WHEN: March 4 – May 6

WHERE: project meetings to be virtual, with potentially some socially distanced site visits

HOW: Apply here (applicants must be NYCHA residents 16-24 years old)

WHY: You are interested in design and architecture. Successful participants will be eligible to earn a $200 stipend upon program completion.

Application is open (Due February 26, 2021, 11:59pm)

Project Admin and Mentors: 

Naomi Langer, RA  NYC Architect

Tischelle George, Deputy Director, Resident Engagement Dept. NYCHA

Delma Palma, RA Community Design Architect, NYCHA

Vaidehi Mody, Urban Design Consultant, NYCHA

Luis Sanchez Capellan, CUNY Service Corps, NYCHA

Jason Montgomery, RA  Associate Professor City Tech

2021 City Tech Scholars:

Tasfia Amir, 4th Year BARCH Student, City Tech

Oliver Hadi, 4th Year BARCH Student, City Tech

Farai Matangira, 4th Year BARCH Student, City Tech

Josue Perez, 4th Year BARCH Student, City Tech

2021 NYCHA Scholars:

Application is open (Due February 23, 2021, 6:00pm)