Teen Workshops are for high school students interested in learning more about the city’s built environment and developing their architectural design skills. Offered on weekends during the school year, these workshops combine architectural exploration with hands-on design projects, nurturing the development of design thinking and providing students with instruction in architecture fundamentals such as architectural drawing, scale measurement, model building, site and precedent analysis.

Need-based scholarships are available, please see the scholarship information and Financial Need Form here. Application deadlines are listed below.

2024 Teen Workshops (February–May) will be released on December 12.

Check out our Youth Programs FAQs. For further questions, please email k12education@centerforarchitecture.org.

Fall 2023 Teen Workshops

The Fall 2023 Teen Workshops will focus on developing fundamental architectural design skills and exploring the architecture of New York City. Each workshop focuses on a different core lesson that will help high school students explore their interest in architecture as well as hone skills that will be helpful for portfolio development. These workshops are open to all levels of architecture and art experience. Attend all three sessions, or just select the workshops that appeal most to you!

2024 Teen Workshops (February–May) will be released on December 12.

Architectural Model Making (Grades 9-12) Saturday, December 2, 10am - 4pm - SOLD OUT

High school student working on scale building model

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch break 12pm – 1pm)

Price: $125

This workshop introduces students to basic model making tools and techniques used by architecture students and professionals. Basic cutting skills using X-Acto and Olfa blades will be introduced beginning with one-on-one tutorials before students embark on a selection of small projects to hone their skills. A list of tools and materials will be provided to encourage students to continue their practice at home.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Saturday, November 18. 

This program is SOLD OUT. Email k12education@centerforarchitecture.org to be added to the waitlist.