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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.

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, Kinder Morgan Foundation, and generous donations from Silman, Lu-Shawn Thompson, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Christina R. Davis, Judith Hunt, Rockwell Group, CNY Group, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, John B. Simoni, Esq., Levien & Company, WEISS/MANFREDI, Roslyn Consultants, WSP, and generous individual and corporate donors.

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 drop-off 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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