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. For more information, see our Scholarship Application Instructions and Financial Need Form. The scholarship application deadline for programs beginning in October is Friday, September 30. 

Masks are required 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

Fall 2022 After-School Program details are available below. Registration is now open!

Stupendous Structures (Grades 3-5) - In-Person Mondays, October 17 - December 12, 2022

Student with model of a suspension bridge

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30 pm

Days: Mondays

Dates: October 17, October 24, November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, and December 5, and December 12.

Please note: the program will not meet on October 31. 

Price: $400

Have you ever wondered how buildings, bridges and other structures stand up? Join us for this 8-week after-school program and learn all about it! Each week we will explore a different type of structure through fun model-building activities to see how beams, columns, arches, domes, trusses, and cables work to support loads and keep buildings safe and strong. Then, take your favorite ideas and use them to design your own stupendous structure as a final project!