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.

Need-based scholarships are available. Scholarship information for Fall 2023 will be available in August.

Masks are strongly encouraged for all K-12 programs, regardless of vaccination status. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

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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 2023 programs is now closed. Information for Fall 2023 will be available in August.

Places We Live (Grades 3-7) Tuesdays, April 18 - June 6, 2023

Four young children show off their houses constructed by paper products.

Time: 4:00–5:30pm

Days: Tuesdays

Dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, and June 6.

Price: $400

Using New York City’s architecture as inspiration, students will examine and compare how homes have changed over time, from indigenous dwellings to modern skyscrapers. Each week, students will take on the role of architects as they design and build models of homes from past, present, and future, learning how advances in technology and changes in society have created new types of buildings. Over the course of the program, students will create a 3D timeline of residential architecture, ending with their own ideas for how we will live in the future.

Registration for this program is now closed.