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 an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Con Edison, and The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, and generous donations from Annie Tirschwell / Type A Projects, LaPlaca Cohen, and Murray Engineering.
Youth & Family Programs
After-School Programs for kids grades 3-12
Vacation Programs for kids grades 3-12
Summer Programs for kids grades 3-12
Family Days weekend programs for kids ages 5-13
K-12 School Programs
Student Day introductory hands-on workshops for students
Learning By Design:NY multi-session classroom residencies
Professional Development design teaching strategies for instructors
Design Discovery weekend workshops for high schoolers
Discover Architecture Career Exploration Program Tuesday, February 21 - Friday, February 24, 2023
The Center for Architecture in conjunction with AIA New York offers a career development program for current high school students interested in learning more about the field of architecture. Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight and exposure to real life projects and practice from local architecture firms.
Nurture your budding architect through free, online architecture-themed activities. These short, easy to follow design projects use simple materials to get kids exploring. These materials can be used individually or even in a classroom setting.
Discover architecture and design resources and learning opportunities available for students in grades 9–12.
NYC Urban Explorer GuidesExplore the architecture of NYC using these family-friendly guides!
Building Bridges Activity GuideLearn about the design and structure of different bridge types and how each works.
Built Environment Education BibliographyCurriculum guides, books for children, photography resources, and more.
Walter A. Hunt Jr. ScholarshipFor NYC public high school students entering a NAAB-accredited, U.S. school of architecture
After-School ProgramsNeed-based scholarships are available
Design Discovery ProgramsNeed-based scholarships are available
Vacation ProgramsNeed-based scholarships are available
Summer ProgramsNeed-based scholarships are available