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.

Nurture your budding architect through free, online Architecture At Home activities. These short, easy to follow design projects use simple materials to get kids exploring.

Outside of the current COVID-19 pandemic, 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 the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, an award from 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, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Philanthropic Arts Program, Con Edison, and generous donations from Carol Loewenson, FAIA; Christina R. Davis; Delacour Family Foundation; Keith F. Rosen, AIA; Mary C. Burnham, AIA; Goetz Fitzpatrick, LLP; Judy T. Hunt; LaPlaca Cohen; Loci Architecture; S&P Dow Jones; Sage and Coombe Architects; Sciame; The W. and R. Bernheimer Family Foundation; Zetlin & De Chiara; and generous individual and corporate donors.

Special Youth Programs

Architecture at Home Events Live online workshops

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Live online workshops led by Center for Architecture Educators. Each session explores an architectural topic through virtual tours, interactive lessons and discussions, and gets kids started on a design project they can complete on their own with simple at-home materials.