AIA K-12 Pathway Initiatives

Engaging architecture’s next generation


How do you build a better world?

How can your creativity improve your community?

What does it take to bring bold ideas to life?

These are just a few of the questions K-12 students can explore as they consider how an architect and design professionals can impact the world.

AIA's K-12 initiatives follow a blueprint with three key goals in mind:

  • inspire youth to learn about the power of design through free activities and AIA Future Focused videos.
  • nourish curiosity to engage in solving grand challenges with design thinking through career exploration programs, information and resources.
  • connect students with architects and design professionals through local chapters, social media, and videos to demonstrate what a day in their life may be like.

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