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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

Architecture and Play December 15

During this drop-off program, students in grades 4-6 are invited to play with one-of-a-kind architectural toys and inventions. These creations, designed by Cooper Union students analyzing the relationship between pedagogy and architecture, will challenge participants to explore new ideas about cities, construction, and learning.

This program is sold out.

Urban Explorers at the Queens Theatre December 16

Join the Center for Architecture’s Lead Design Educator Tim Hayduk for a free family program exploring the architecture of the Queens Theatre using our new Urban Explorer activity guide. Families will learn about the theatre’s history as part of the NY State Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair, and explore its new lobby through sketching and scavenger hunt activities.

Family Day: House 4 House Family Play-shop! March 9

Families are invited to meet toy designers from Denmark and test out a new sustainable construction toy made entirely from recycled materials.

Educational Resources


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