The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place,
NY, NY 10012


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Award-Winning Architecture and Design Education


The Center for Architecture provides award-winning design education programming to New York City students, teachers, families and the general public. We also produce an annual exhibition of student design work.


A defining aspect of our programs is our ability to draw from a talented pool of New York City architects, engineers, historians and design educators who work directly with teachers and students in order to bring the built environment alive through interactive, project-based teaching methods. Our educators work with thousands of students, teachers, families and adults each year to explore the impact of design on their daily lives.  


Youth and Family Programs


CFA's @theCenter programs include interactive gallery tours, hands-on workshops, and intensive studios at the Center for Architecture, designed to engage youth and their families in exploring architecture and design. 


FamilyDay@theCenter - Saturday Family Workshops
Studio@theCenter - 3-Day School Vacation Studios
Summer@theCenter - Week-Long Architectural Studios

AfterSchool@theCenter- weekly architecture class after school


K-12 School Programs


CFA's educational programs for Grades K-12 meaningfully connect young learners to their built environment. Programs vary in length and take place at the Center for Architecture and in schools throughout New York City.


StudentDay@theCenter - Workshops for School Groups visiting the Center

Learning By Design:NY In-School Residencies

Professional Development - Workshops for Educators



Architecture & Design College Fair


Over 20 colleges, univeristies and design programs participate in this annual free event for high school students to learn about options for architectural study at the college level.





In partnership with the American Insitute of Architects New York Chapter, CFA organizes programs and publication related to the Center's major exhibitions, ranging from family guides, to exhibition tours, to public lectures. 


Building Connections - Annual Exhibition of Student Work

Family Guides - Interpretative Exhibit Guides for Children & Families

Exhibition Tours - Guided Tours @theCenter

Tours & Workshops for School Groups - StudentDay@theCenter