Discover Architecture is a career exploration program for NYC high school students, offered by the Center for Architecture and the American Institute of Architects New York.

Tuesday, February 20 – Friday, February 23, 2024

The 2024 program consists of a three-day externship at an architecture office followed by a culminating design workshop at the Center for Architecture. The program will take place during the public school mid-winter break February 20–23, from 10am–3pm daily. Students accepted into the program will spend Tuesday through Thursday at a local architecture firm gaining valuable, first-hand experience with the work of practicing architects, then have a chance to test out their own design ideas during a hands-on workshop and concluding event at the Center for Architecture on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Eligible students must be in their sophomore or junior year of high school in New York City. We are looking for students who are interested in and would most benefit from this opportunity. No prior experience is necessary.

2024 application period is now closed. 

Thank you to our 2023 host firms:

  • Architecture Research Office (ARO)
  • Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
  • Design Republic Partners Architects
  • DLR Group
  • FXCollaborative Architects
  • Gensler
  • GLUCK+
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Marble Fairbanks Architects
  • Matiz Architecture & Design
  • MBB Architects
  • Perkins Eastman
  • SHoP Architects
  • SOM
  • Spacesmith Architecture, Planning and Interior Design

Firms who are interested in hosting students in 2024, please email for more information.