Engaging Places is the leading guide to using buildings and places for learning and teaching. Hundreds of resources are hosted here including lesson plans, teaching resources about architecture and design, great places to visit or learn about, and details of other useful organisations and upcoming events.

The portal is part of Open-City, the architecture and built environment organisation that provides architectural education for young people, the public, and professionals and communities.

In the spotlight

Lesson plans and activities

Links to great resources to use local buildings and places in memorable lessons.

Teaching & Learning

Archikids: Engaging Places, Engaging Children

Archikids Festival 2015 was a great success - Open-City's flagship family festival of architecture.

Teaching resources

Engaging Places workshops with Heritage Alliance

Download the presentations of the recent Engaging Places workshops with Heritage Alliance

In your area

Shiny metallic tower viewed from below in dramatic light

Open House London weekend 2016

Hundreds of inspirational buildings will open their doors for London's FREE architectural showcase.


House on top of tall, narrow plinth

Unforgettable lessons: overview

Engaging Places network projects show schools and cultural organisations enhancing the curriculum by working together.

About us

Engaging Places research

Presenting research that assesses the supply and demand of built environment education in schools throughout England.

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