The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place,
NY, NY 10012


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Learning By Design:NY

In-School Residencies



Our classroom residency programs introduce Kindergarten – 12th grade students to architecture and design through a series of hands-on workshops, developed and taught by our Design Educators in collaboration with classroom teachers. We use architecture and design as vehicles for fostering learning and discovery across core subject areas, cultivating students’ observation skills, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.

Programs are customized to enrich and extend existing classroom studies and meet Common Core standards. All residencies include art materials, a planning meeting with participating teachers and a series of 90-minute classroom workshops. Program length varies from six to ten or more sessions. Activities include hands-on art and design projects, scale model building, engineering challenges, and neighborhood walks. The Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village can be used as a host site for home school groups. Learning By Design:NY residency programs can also be offered as after-school enrichment.



Architecture in Your Neighborhood


Architecture of Other Cultures and Time Periods

A Timeline of Residential Architecture in NYC


Green and Sustainable Architecture

Structure and Strength: Bridges


Skyscraper Design

Design / Build Studio


City Planning

Custom programs can also be developed around a particular theme or curriculum area.


Visit our Photo Gallery of past Learning By Design:NY residency programs.