The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place,
NY, NY 10012


facebook twitter instagram



Young people explore architecture through design projects, field trips and building activities during these 3-day programs at the Center for Architecture, held during winter and spring school vacations. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Studio@theCenter architecture programs run Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-4pm at the Center for Architecture. Each week explores a different topic in architecture and design through art and building activities. Students bring their own lunch daily.

Programs are for students currently in grades 3-12. Classes are limited to 18 students; 10 students for Digital Design classes.


A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, submit your Scholarship Application, proof of financial need and also register online using the links below as a "Scholarship Applicant." 
Scholarship applications are due January 15 for the February program, February 15 for the March program, and March 15 for the April program.

Your registration includes your acceptance of our Terms & Conditions.   Questions? email

March 2015

March 17-19, 2015 

Design a one-of-a-kind house or hideout for a favorite character. Bring in a toy or figurine (6 inches tall or less) or choose one from our toybox and set up your own architecture office with your first client! What special features will their building need? How would they decorate their home? As the project architect, you decide. Let your imagination run wild and create a fabulous scale model home that suits them perfectly.


March 17-19, 2015

This design studio introduces students to Sketch-Up, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. Participants will design a small apartment for themselves, based on the Micro-Unit idea for clever living in crowded cities. Students will use the full scale installation of an apartment in the Center’s Prague Functionalism exhibition as inspiration for their own designs.

April 2015 

April 7-9, 2015

Create your own fantastic model treehouse! Students will begin by crafting their own tree out of wood and paper mache, then work with its unique arrangement of branches to build a one-of-a-kind treehouse, just the right size for a favorite toy or figurine.


April 7-9, 2015

This design studio introduces students to Sketch-Up, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. A visit to the state-of-the-art Fulton Street Station will be inspiration for designing a subway station of the future.