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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

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!

Educational Resources


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