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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 grants from Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Keith Haring Foundation, New York Building Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Architects Foundation and Armstrong World Industries Foundation, Laura B. Vogler Foundation, and Kinder Morgan Foundation.

Thank you to our supporters: Silman, Vanguard Construction & Development, Sage and Coombe Architects, Christina Davis, Judy T. Hunt, CNY Group, John B. Simoni, Jr., Levien & Company, Loci Architecture, Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects, Robert AM Stern Architects, Roslyn Consultants, and Turner Construction.

Special Youth Programs

Design Discovery: SoHo June 1

Join the Center for Architecture for a day of design exploration in SoHo, one of New York City’s hippest historic districts. This unique neighborhood is a fascinating mix of old and new, home to trendy boutiques, innovative new buildings and the largest collection of 19th century cast-iron buildings in the world.

We’ll explore this area’s architectural treasures on foot, then return to the Center for lunch and a design workshop where you’ll get a chance to create a building façade for your favorite clothing brand or a gallery for an artist to add to this downtown streetscape. A great project for your design portfolio!

This drop-off program is for students in grades 9-12.

Architecture Portfolio Workshop May 20

Join art portfolio coach Linda Pollack for a special architecture college portfolio workshop designed for high school students, their parents, and college counselors. We’ll be reviewing how to prepare for National Portfolio Day, the college list, personal statements, and above all how to develop the best portfolio!

Discover Architecture Internship Program February 19-22

The Center for Architecture in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects New York is pleased to offer a new program for current New York City 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.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2018

Educational Resources


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