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 support of Governor Kathy Hochul 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; Judy T. Hunt; John B. Simoni, Jr. Esq; Christina R. Davis; Sharon Liebowitz; Sciame; Loci Architecture; CNY Group; COOPER ROBERTSON; Loring Consulting Engineers; Deborah Berke & Partners Architects; Delacour Family Foundation; Katie Devlin; Steven Holl Architects; Tom Krizmanic, AIA; Kenneth Lewis, AIA and Jennifer Orkin Lewis; Linda Yowell, FAIA; Zetlin & De Chiara; AKF; and generous individual and corporate donors.
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 K-12 workshops at the Center for Architecture
Learning By Design:NY K-12 in-school residency program
Professional Development design teaching strategies for instructors
Discover Architecture Career Exploration Program
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.
Design Discovery weekend workshops for high schoolers
Special Youth Programs
DANCITECTURE Friday, October 1, 4pm - 5:30pm
This free event is part of the Center for Architecture Reopening celebration! Please complete the free registration to help us prepare materials.
Join the Center for Architecture’s K-12 Education Department for a mindful movement and design experiment with DANCITECTURE, open to all ages from 4-5:30 pm. DANCITECTURE founder and Center for Architecture Design Educator Kimberly Tate will help us slow down and explore how our bodies and our city create and shape space, as we move through a labyrinth in the closed street in front of the Center. Participants will also be invited to draw their own design ideas for activating this space for other purposes.
Architecture at Home Events Live online workshops
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.
Architecture at HomeFamily-friendly activities and challenges designed to enjoy at home.
NYC Urban Explorer GuidesExplore the architecture of NYC using these family-friendly guides!
Teacher Resource PacketsPre- and post-visit activities for teachers attending Student Days.
Additional Learning MaterialsVarious bibliographies and resources relating to architecture education.