K-12 Initiatives

Chicago Public Library - Chinatown Branch

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch

AIA’s K-12 Initiatives are intended to build relationships with AIA chapters, AIA members, allied partners, and educational partners to support and develop Architecture and Design programs and opportunities that will:

Inspire youth to learn about the power of design;

Motivate youth to understand the impacts of design;

Nourish youth’s curiosity to be engaged in solving grand challenges (big problems) through a specific process (architectural design thinking);

Connect with potential mentors and advocates who can help youth navigate becoming an Architect;

Develop resources for AIA members and educators to support students' interest in Architecture.


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Chicago Public Library - Chinatown Branch

Jon Miller | Hedrich Blessing