Community Outreach

dreamArchitecture & N2Architecture programs

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In partnership with the Alabama Center for Architecture, AIA North Alabama hosts an annual art contest for elementary aged children in the Huntsville/Madison area to encourage students to think about their built environment. For more information, visit

Save the date!

2018 DreamArchitecture: Draw Your Dream THEME PARK!

January 20 - Teacher Workshop (9 am - 12 pm, hosted at Nola Van Perusem Architects)

April 6 - Artwork Due

May 10 - Awards Ceremony (5:30-7:30 pm, DesignLab at Lincoln Mill)


N2 ARCHITECTURE! brings local practicing architects to schools to present a 30-45 minute PowerPoint presentation designed to educate students about the built environment and the architectural profession. This program is offered at no cost to the school.

The presentation includes:

  • An overview of building and design
  • Architecture through history and around the world
  • The daily life of an architect
  • The impact of Architecture on our lives, communities, & environment

This is an interactive presentation; we will ask students questions and encourage them to ask questions too. Students will be given a list of universities offering architectural degrees and an overview of the journey architects-in-training take to become licensed architects.

If you are interested in having an architect speak to your class, please email with preferred date, time, and number of students per presentation.

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