We’ve launched Architecture At Home, a series of family-friendly activities and design challenges on our website, Facebook, and Instagram.
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.
Youth & Family Programs
After-School Programs for kids grades 3-12
Family Days weekend programs for kids ages 5-13
Vacation Programs for kids grades 3-12
K-12 School Programs
Student Day K-12 workshops at the Center for Architecture
Learning By Design:NY K-12 in-school residency program
Professional Development design teaching strategies for instructors
Design Discovery weekend workshops for high schoolers
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!
Architecture and Design College Fair Saturday, November 7, 12pm - 4pm Eastern Time
Discover Architecture Career Exploration Program
The Center for Architecture in conjunction with AIA New York offers a career development program for current NYC high school students interested in learning more about the field of architecture. Selected participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and on-site learning at a local architecture firm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Architecture at HomeFamily-friendly activities and challenges designed to enjoy at home.
NYC Urban Explorer GuidesExplore the architecture of NYC using these family-friendly guides!
Teacher Resource PacketsPre- and post-visit activities for teachers attending Student Days.
Additional Learning MaterialsVarious bibliographies and resources relating to architecture education.