Architecture in Education

Architecture in Education

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This program, which brings an architect, architecture student, and educational materials into a classroom, allows children in grades 1-12 to explore how architecture and design impact their daily lives and gives them the opportunity to use their own design skills to address a real-life design issue that affects their own lives.

In 2009, the Center revised and reissued its seminal 1986 publication, Architecture in Education: A Resource of Imaginative Ideas and Tested Activities. This 200-page handbook, which grew out of the former Foundation for Architecture's "Architecture in Education" program, laid the groundwork for the majority of architecture education programs around the country. It is offered today in a spiral-bound print version ($25) or a PDF download ($5). The goal of this publication is to help teachers find ways to tie their classroom lessons to real life ("when an I ever going to use this knowledge after school?") and to help promote awareness of architecture as a career opportunity.