The Center for Architecture in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects New York is pleased to offer career discovery opportunities for high school students interested in learning more about the field of architecture.

The 2023 Discover Architecture program combines a three-day externship at an architecture office with a culminating design workshop at the Center for Architecture during the public school mid-winter break: Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24, from 10 am – 3 pm daily. Students will spend Tuesday through Thursday at a local architecture firm gaining valuable, first-hand experience, then have a chance to test out their own design ideas at a hands-on design workshop and concluding event at the Center for Architecture on Friday. 

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/or who would most benefit from this opportunity. While no prior experience is necessary, an interest in architecture or art is a plus. 

Student Application

Application Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023

Questions? Email

Firms who are interested in hosting students, please email Catherine Teegarden, Director of Education at for more information.  

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