We are happy to announce our newest offering: Building Fun Basics! — an hour-long program for Pre-K and Kindergarten students to awaken their interest in the architecture around them.

During the 2017-2018 school year, we offer any one of our programs at NO COST to schools trying that program for the first time:  Building Fun, Landmarks & Preservation, Yorkville Immigration, or Building Fun Basics. Also this year, ALL of our programs are FREE for East Harlem and Title I schools. 

Our architectural education outreach began in 1995 with our Building Fun program. Children are taught how to “read” a building.  Our young architects learn about materials, architectural elements, and the history of their school neighborhood.  In our Landmarks & Preservation program, they study local landmarks and historic districts as they discover the story of preservation in New York City.  During our Yorkville Immigration program, they learn about the architectural history of this important Upper East Side neighborhood.  Our Building Fun Basics program allows young learners to explore the concept of architecture. We are also happy to customize our classes when possible.

We offer our programs to schools located in Midtown East, the Upper East Side, East Harlem – and in other neighborhoods upon request. We currently reach over 2,000 students each school year and are proud that our programs continue to grow.  We teach at many public schools, including Hunter College Elementary School, P.S. 77, 83, 87, 102, 158, 267, 290, and at private schools such as Allen-Stevenson, Brearley, Buckley, Chapin, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Dalton, East Harlem School, Hewitt, Nightingale-Bamford, Our Lady Queen of Angels, Saint Stephen of Hungary, and Spence.

For more about individual programs, please click below.



For general information or to register, please click below.
Download our 2017-18 Brochure





Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as:
Council Member Daniel Garodnick
Council Member Benjamin Kallos