December 13, 2023
by Center for Architecture
Architecture for Kids podcast cover

We’re excited to share that Lisa Mazzola, Director of Education at the Center for Architecture, was interviewed by Antonio Capelao, Founding Director at Architecture for kids CIC, for a recent episode of his podcast, which focuses on the interplay between the fields of the built environment and education. Architecture for Kids shares knowledge between the practitioner, the creative, and the primary school teacher, exploring how to prepare kids and young people for economic, environmental, societal challenges, and for their professional lives.

Mazzola joined the Center for Architecture earlier this year, following the departure of Catherine Teegarden, who led the organization’s K-12 Department for nearly three decades. She brings over 25 years of experience and joined the Center for Architecture most recently from the Museum of Modern Art, where she was the Director of Young Learners. In that role, she developed programing to support K-12 schools, teens, and teachers, including onsite programs and online courses on Coursera that helped connect K-12 and lifelong learners to the art and ideas of our time.

Prior to her work at MoMA, Mazzola coordinated gallery education and special projects at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and coordinated school partnership programs at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. She is also the author of the chapter “Adapting the Tour Planning Template for Social-Emotional Learning” in the book Interactive Museum Tours: A Guide to In-Person and Virtual Experiences.

In her interview with Architecture for Kids, Mazzola discusses using architecture and design as a vehicle to foster learning, discovery, and creativity. “We hope that in this process, we can create a space where young people can cultivate a sense of agency and connection to the spaces and places they interact with every day,” says Mazzola.

Listen to the episode wherever you enjoy podcasts, including Spotify and Apple.