The Center for Architecture offers customized workshops for classroom teachers and administrators that build staff capacity to integrate architecture and design into their classroom curricula.

Programs cover built environment education teaching strategies, activities, and curricula. Participants learn about key elements of architecture and design and become familiar with hands-on activities they can use with students.

Professional Development Workshops are currently being offered virtually or in person at your school.

For more information, please contact Catherine Teegarden, Director of Education, at or 212-358-6135.

Feedback from Past Participants:

“Great job—thank you for the most meaningful, interesting PD of my 9 year teaching career.”

What did you learn from this workshop? “Loads! Basics of architecture, ideas for application… I will definitely incorporate built environment education into my teaching—it feels doable now.”

Workshop Topics

We can also develop customized workshops in collaboration with school staff to target existing classroom curricula.

Neighborhood Architecture

Scale and Measurement in Architecture

Architecture and the Social Studies Curriculum (including focused sessions on the architecture of different cultures such as Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture, Native American Architecture, etc.)

Green Architecture

Structures and Engineering

3-D Design and Model Building