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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

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

Family Day: House 4 House Family Play-shop! March 9

Families are invited to meet toy designers from Denmark and test out a new sustainable construction toy made entirely from recycled materials.

This session is sold out.

Girls Build! April 13

K-12 Learning By Design:NY, Native American Architecture, 3rd Grade. Photo: Center for Architecture.

Girls ages 11–16 are invited to join Center for Architecture and the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee for our 3rd annual Girls Build! event. During this drop-off program, students will hear from women architects about how they chose architecture as a career, their experience 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.

Educational Resources


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