Architecture in the Schools
Bring Architecture to the Schools! Contact Rachel Simonson to find out how you or your firm can get involved.
Architecture in the Schools (AIS) matches volunteer architects with public school teachers to enrich the learning experience of children. AIS reinforces core academic skills. AIS teaches children how to exercise their analytical and creative skills through the architectural design process. AIS fosters a heightened civic consciousness, bridging the gap between what is learned in school and everyday life.
AIS has reached more than 20,000 children in metropolitan Washington DC schools in all wards of the District since it began in 1992. In 2003, Virginian schools from Arlington and Fairfax county joined the AIS program. That same year, AIS undertook a special project with Leckie Elementary School.
Architecture in the Schools is a joint program with The Architects Foundation and Armstrong World Industries Foundation.
Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.