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.

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, Con Edison, and generous donations from Alloy Development; Annie Tirschwell / Type A Projects; Carol Loewenson, FAIA; Cora Cahan and Bernard Gersten; Jill N. Lerner, FAIA; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; LaPlaca Cohen; Robert A. M. Stern; Roger Platt, J.D.; S&P Dow Jones; Sage and Coombe Architects; 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.