Landmark West’s Youth Education Program

Neighborhood Explorers

Explore the buildings in the neighborhood surrounding your school and discover the different components that make up a community.

Program Description

Students design and map their own “ideal” communities, act as official surveyors as they take a walking tour of the neighborhood, and create a streetscape model of the local community.


Student Goals

  • gain knowledge of the architectural structures that form their community
  • consider the layout and design of urban neighborhoods
  • using a checklist of building types, survey the buildings in the blocks surrounding their school and discover why particular neighborhoods have more or less of certain types of buildings
  • use knowledge of local structures and architecture
  • create building façades which, when grouped together, will form a neighborhood mode.


More Workshops

Tour your neighborhood and design your own community

Create a brownstone facade and streetscape model

Compose poems based on neighborhood buildings

Tour a site and observe differences between the past and present

Explore architecture up close and design a contextual facade

To inquire about having your school partner with Keeping the Past for the Future, please contact

Shannon Hill
45 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

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