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.
Youth & Family Programs
Family Days weekend programs for kids ages 5-13
Vacation Programs for kids grades 3-12
Summer 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
Discover Architecture Career Exploration Program February 18-21, 2020
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.
Architecture and Design College Fair November 7, 2020, 11 AM – 3 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYC Urban Explorer GuidesExplore the architecture of NYC using these family-friendly guides!
Teacher Resource PacketsThese materials provide Pre- and Post-Visit activities for teachers attending Student Days. They include information, activities, and resources on many topics in built environment education.
Additional Learning MaterialsLearn more about architecture topics and careers.