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.
Youth & Family Programs
Family Day weekend programs for kids ages 5-13
Vacation & 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
Special Youth Programs
Family-Friendly Building of the Day: Hayes Theater October 15, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for our inaugural family-friendly Building of the Day tour! Guided by a CFA Design Educator and a Rockwell Group architect, families will learn about this unique theater, discovering its historic and contemporary significance as Broadway’s littlest theater!
This tour is only for students in grades 5-8, accompanied by an adult.
Family Build and Wear Workshop October 21, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Create your own architecture-inspired Halloween costume! Families will learn how to “read” buildings for clues about their design and function through an interactive slide show. Using these concepts, participants will have the opportunity to construct their own wearable building using giant paper bags as the base for their design. Participants will also have the option of adding a crown to the design in the form of a building spire!
NYC Urban Explorer Guides
Additional Learning Materials
Walter A. Hunt Jr. ScholarshipFor NYC public high school students entering a NAAB-accredited, U.S. school of architecture
Eleanor Allwork ScholarshipFor students seeking their first degree in architecture from an NAAB-accredited school in the State of New York
Center for Architecture Design ScholarshipStudents must be nominated by their dean or chair of their accredited program
K-12 Vacation & Summer ProgramsNeed-based scholarships are available
K-12 After-School ProgramsNeed-based scholarships are available