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Architecture For Children

ArchForKids provides young people with dynamic hands-on, minds-on learning experiences – grounded in architecture, design, engineering and urban planning.

What We Do

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Programs For Schools

School residencies, afterschool programs, design challenges & more

Programs for Families

ArchForKids on Demand, Building Parties & Small Group Workshops

One-on-One Mentoring

Individual mentoring for students interested in architecture and urban planning

Programs for Community Institutions

Workshops, studios & more for libraries, museums, non-profits & community organizations

Email us at hello@archforkids.com to learn more!

Our Approach

ArchForKids believes in a hands-on minds-on approach to learning. Through engaging programs grounded in architecture, design, engineering and urban planning, ArchForKids spurs young people to explore how the built world around them affects who they are and how they live.

Young designers brainstorm, sketch, estimate, design, calculate and construct. They create parks and dream houses. Kids go on I Spy architecture walks, build model skyscrapers and bridges, and more. They apply academic concepts to real world situations. Young people gain a deeper understanding – and appreciation – of their own communities and the wider world.

 

For schools, ArchForKids provides STEAM programs that enrich curriculum, both during the school day and afterschool hours. For museums, libraries and community centers, we lead engaging workshops that explore the built environment. For families and homeschoolers, we offer workshops and mentoring. In addition, ArchForKids offers creative birthday parties – we call them Building Parties.

Our educators can come to your location in the NYC area, or we can provide virtual programming to locations around the world. Whatever your educational needs, ArchForKids has something for you!

Learn More About Us

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Topics We Explore

We teach workshops and lessons on a wide range of exciting topics – based in history, fantasy, engineering, sustainability and many aspects of architecture. Visit our Topics Page to learn more about the programs we offer.

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ArchForKids on Demand

We will design a virtual program to meet your needs – a single workshop or a series. All the classic ArchForKids topics are available in fun, interactive workshops using readily available materials. Learn more today!

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Spotlight - Check out our blog!

In our Blog, we explore issues such as project-based education and adapting teaching during Covid.  Keep an eye out for posts about special programs, features with guest professionals, profiles on our educators and more!

The ArchForKids Purpose and Mission

We founded ArchForKids because of our love of hands-on learning and and our passion for the built world.  Through our projects kids learn while having fun and meeting real-world challenges. We nurture creativity and critical thinking and relate lessons to the structures that kids encounter daily. We make it our mission to generate engaging, real-world projects to teach young people architecture, math, social studies, science, ELA and art/design.