Architecture in Education

Architecture in Education


Architecture in Education: A Resource of Imaginative Ideas and Tested Activities (revised + updated edition)
200 pages

Spiral Bound Book
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Architecture in Education

Presented annually during the academic schoolyear

Relaunching Fall 2018 | Learn More Here

The AIE program, which brings an architect, architecture student, and educational materials into K-12 classrooms, allows children to explore how architecture, urban planning, and design impact their daily lives, teaches them the design process, and gives them the opportunity to use their design skills to address a real-world design issue that affects their own lives. We are especially interested in this program reaching Philadelphia public school students in grades 3-5, but the program is available to students of any grade level.


Are you interested in bringing the AIE program into your classroom? Please email David Bender, Associate Director, with:

  • Your school name (priority given to Philadelphia public schools)
  • Your classroom grade level
  • Contact information for both the classroom teacher and the school principal

Our staff and K-12 Committee chairs will coordinate a meeting with interested teachers and principals to determine how best to implement the program at your school.


ARCHITECTS (+ Architecture Students)
Are you interested in volunteering to teach architecture and design to K-12 students? Please fill out our Volunteer Form and be sure to select the "K-12 Education" option!

Architecture in Education: A Resource of Imaginative Ideas and Tested Activities
The original STEAM teacher's guide for integrating architecture education into K-12 classrooms has been updated and revised for the first time! First published in 1986, this influential guide has served as the basis for the majority of K-12 architecture education programs around the United States (and many around the world). Full of exercises, projects, and advice on how to incorporate these fun, hands-on activities into your curriculum - whether you teach science, math, social studies, language arts, or art. This revised and updated spiral-bound edition (©2009) is a helpful addition to any modern teacher's library.

Purchase a spiral-bound print copy | $50 now only $20!

Or download the PDF version | $30 now FREE!