The Center for Architecture promotes public understanding and appreciation of architecture and design through educational programs for K-12 students and teachers, families, and the general public. Our programs take place at the Center for Architecture and in schools and community sites throughout the New York metropolitan area.

We would be delighted to speak with you, your family, and/or your tax advisor to help you determine a type of planned giving gift to best suit your needs or to explore other gift-giving opportunities. Planned Giving options may include:

  • Legacy gifts by naming the Center for Architecture as the beneficiary of your will or living trust
  • Naming the Center for Architecture as a beneficiary of your retirement plan assets or insurance policy
  • Charitable annuities


We also welcome material donations of all kinds! The Center for Architecture is currently seeking digital camera donations for its Summer Programs. If you have any used electronics you wish to donate to the Center for Architecture’s programs, you may do so through Recycling for Charities.

Additionally, below is our Wish List of particularly useful materials:

  • foam core
  • poster board, or other cardboard/chipboard
  • material samples
  • construction paper
  • tracing paper
  • tape, glue
  • Plexiglass
  • architecture magazines
  • colored pencils
  • architectural scales
  • X-Acto blades and holders
  • architectural models and drawings
  • parts of models (trees, people)
  • general office supplies