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, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, by the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, by Con Edison, and generous donations from Brendan Coburn and Murray Engineering.

Educational Resources

Self-Guided Activities

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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.

Teen Resources

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Explore architecture and design resources and learning opportunities available for students in grades 9–12.

Built Environment Education Bibliography

Curriculum guides, books for children, photography resources, and more.