The Center for Architecture Foundation 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 in Greenwich Village and in schools and community sites throughout the New York metropolitan area.
We collaborate with our partner, the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter, on the Center for Architecture's exhibitions and on scholarships and grants for advanced studies in the field.
Our programs aim to:
- CULTIVATE visual literacy and an understanding of the design process among New Yorkers of all ages;
- DEVELOP schools’ capacity to integrate design into the K – 12 curriculum to promote students’ creative thinking and problem-solving skills and enrich classroom studies;
- BUILD partnerships between schools, students, families, design professionals and the Center for Architecture;
- INSPIRE students to pursue careers in architecture and related design and construction fields.