Architecture: K-12 Committee

Architecture: K-12 invites the community to explore, create and learn about the practice and value of architecture through consistent, relevant youth and family program opportunities. In 2018 we are strengthening AIA Austin’s educational programs for school-age children and seeking volunteers and committee members. We will combine the familiar programs of past years with new opportunities, such as Earth Day's Box City and Hip Hop Architecture summer camp.

AIA Austin is hosting the Hip Hop Architecture Camp (HHAC) this summer. HHAC is a one-week intensive experience, designed to introduce under-represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities which include the creation of physical models, digital models and the creation of a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs. Click here for information and to apply. In an effort to keep the Hip Hop Architecture Camp free for all participants, we have sponsorship opportunities available. Click here for information about sponsoring a day or a lunch at HHAC.

If you are interested in teaching children about architecture, we value your involvement at any level! Please join us during our regular monthly meetings, the first Friday of every month at 11:30 AM, at AIA Austin.

Chair: Cindy Black, AIA
Chair-Elect: Phyllis Henderson