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The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We are a large and active group of over 10,000 architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities that promote lifelong learning in safe, welcoming and equitable environments. The CAE’s mission is to foster innovative and collaborative design of educational facilities and to heighten public awareness on the importance of learning environments.


  • 1.  K12 Activations at AIA24

    Posted 05-17-2024 12:04 PM

    The K-12 IDEA group with support from the College of Fellows is excited to offer three K-12 focused opportunities at AIA24.

    Open Forum
    Thursday, June 6, 11AM-12:30 PM, Convention Center Room 143, Program Code: EV208

    Celebrate architecture and design initiatives and their impact on the community at this meet-up that is open to all. Join fellow AIA K-12 champions, ACE Mentor of America alumni, mentors, and allied groups for this event organized by the K-12 Integrating Design Education through Architecture Advisory Group. You'll investigate and workshop architectural and design education initiatives impacting the nation, cultivate shared lessons learned, and engage chapters seeking new ways to share public understanding of what architecture is. In addition, you'll explore how the committee and related groups effectively contribute to the discourse, and, together, advance a plan for action.

    Inspire: Camp AIA

    Thursday, June 6, 9:30AM-12:30PM, East Salon Pre-Function
    Fifth graders from local DC school John Lewis Elementary will rotate through three activity stations: a Penn Quarter Walking Tour by AIA DC, a photo scavenger hunt on the Expo Floor, and a choose-your-own-adventure station with sketch artist Moh'd Bilbeisi, author of The House That She Built Mollie Elkman, AIA Climate Action Design Cards, NCARB's arch-building station, and AIA Kansas City's animal dice game.
    Inspired by Design HS Charrette
    Friday, June 7, 9AM-12PM, East Salon Pre-Function
    DC-area high schoolers are invited to participate in a HS Design Challenge based on Apple's Carnegie Library, followed by a presentation of designs, networking tips discussion, and lunch. Students are invited to stay and explore the Expo Floor in the afternoon.
    Are you interested in volunteering? If so, please fill out this form and mark your calendar for our brief Volunteer Training on May 22 at 3PM EST. Interested in seeing the activations in action? Stop by any time in our space directly outside registration!

    Devon Davis, Manager, K-12 Initiatives & Engagement