The Center for Architecture’s After-School Programs are offered throughout the school year. Each program explores an architectural topic of interest through art activities and design challenges, building students’ design skills and understanding over a series of sessions.

Registration for Spring 2022 After-School Programs has closed. Information for Fall 2022 After-School Programs will be available in August.

Vaccination and Mask Policy: All visitors ages 5 and up are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (with photo ID for adults) to enter the Center for Architecture. The vaccination policy for Youth Programs will remain in place through the end of Summer 2022. Please see our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol for current guidelines on masking.

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

Sponsors

After-School Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

After-School Programs

Registration for Spring 2022 After-School Programs has closed. Information for Fall 2022 After-School Programs will be available in August.

Parks and Playgrounds (Grades 3-5) - In-Person Wednesdays, March 30 - May 25, 2022

Child with park model

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30 pm

Days: Wednesdays

Dates: March 30, April 6, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25.

Please note: the program will not meet on April 20.

Price: $350

Do you love NYC’s outdoor play spaces? Join us for this 8-week after-school program to learn all about how parks and playgrounds are made and create your own designs for amazing new play and green spaces. Through a variety of design and model making projects, you’ll explore map making, landscape architecture, play structures and more, culminating in your own final park or playground design project.

Registration for this program has closed.

Design Lab (Grades 6-8) - In-Person Thursdays, March 31 - May 26, 2022

Student with skyscraper model

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Days: Thursdays

Dates: March 31, April 7, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, and May 26.

Please note: the program will not meet on April 21.

Price: $350

Bring your imagination and creativity to the Center for Architecture’s Design Lab, a series of hands-on workshops aimed at middle school students interested in exploring architecture. Each week we’ll experiment with various materials, structural techniques, and fun design challenges that build students’ 3D design thinking and skills. Students will synthesize these initial ideas and experiences into their own culminating design project over the final few weeks of the class.

Registration for this program has closed.