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.
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 introductory hands-on workshops for students
Learning By Design:NY multi-session classroom residencies
Professional Development design teaching strategies for instructors
Design Discovery weekend workshops for high schoolers
Discover Architecture Career Exploration Program Friday, February 25th, 2022
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.
Special Youth Programs
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.