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The Center for Architecture promotes public understanding and appreciation of architecture and design through educational programs for K-12 students and teachers, families, and the general public.

Nurture your budding architect through free, online Architecture At Home activities. These short, easy to follow design projects use simple materials to get kids exploring.

Outside of the current COVID-19 pandemic, our programs take place at the Center for Architecture and in schools and community sites throughout the New York metropolitan area.

K-12 educational programs are supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Philanthropic Arts Program, and New York Building Foundation, and generous donations from Lu-Shawn Thompson; Judy Hunt; Christina R. Davis; Sciame; Type A Projects; CNY Group; Loci Architecture; Loring Consulting Engineers; ODA New York; Peter Sampton, FAIA; John B. Simoni, Jr. Esq; Vanguard Construction & Development, and generous individual and corporate donors.

Teen Programs

After-School: Drawing Architecture Tuesdays, October 6 - December 1

Take some time this fall to develop your architectural drawing skills! With a focus on free-hand sketching, participants will be introduced to a range of drawing techniques including one and two-point perspectives, as well as methods for shading and rendering different materials. Students will create drawings using their own locations as well as through shared class content. This is a great chance to create some new portfolio pieces! 

Special Youth Programs

Girls Build! Date TBD

Girls ages 11–16 are invited to join Center for Architecture and the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee for our fourth-annual Girls Build! event. During this program, students will hear from women architects about why they chose architecture as a career, their experiences in architecture school, and interesting projects they have worked on. Students will then have the opportunity to create their own designs with assistance and feedback from architects.

To be added to the mailing list for updates about this event, please email


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