Wednesday / February 21, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Architects in Schools Training Session

AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 250

Interested in teaching middle school students about architecture and design?  Become a mentor in the AIA Chicago Foundation's Architects in Schools (AIS) program. We will be teaching in two schools (Gage Park & Pilsen) this spring semester

AIS is an initiative that brings architecture professionals into classrooms to introduce middle school students to the field of architecture and to discuss the broader theme of architecture as a change-maker. It is a 7-week long program, with 3-5 practicing architect volunteers visiting a single classroom once a week for the duration of one class period (90-120 minutes). The curriculum consists of an introduction to architecture and design, design exercises, and a final group project.

The training session will briefly review each lesson plan, outline various mentor levels and necessary time commitments, offer tips on working with students, and more. 

The program is run by the Community Interface Committee

More about Architects in Schools.  Interested mentors please fill out volunteer form and bring to the training session.  Mentor job descriptions.

If you have specific questions about the program please contact Allison Freedland,


Sponsored By

Community Interface Committee and AIA Chicago Foundation

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