The Architecture in the Schools Committee seeks to engage and inspire the K-12 community through inclusive and collaborative educational programs that make architecture accessible, understandable and highly valued throughout the state.

Committee members work with educators to provide useful and relevant classroom exercises introducing architectural concepts, volunteer their time to work with students on architecture-related, hands-on projects, and attend career fairs to share their experiences of being a professional architect. The committee’s mission is “to equip architects and educators with the tools needed to introduce the concepts of architecture to students of all ages.”

Chair: TBD
Staff liaison: PaviElle French
Meeting date: Second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. (virtual meetings)

Youth Outreach Analysis

Over the course of 2022, several staff members and volunteers undertook a process to analyze the efforts and programming around youth outreach that AIA Minnesota has facilitated. The group submitted regular reports to the AIA Minnesota Board of Directors during the analysis work. Reports may be viewed and downloaded below.

Report to the Board – Quarter 1 2022 (PDF)
Report to the Board – Quarter 2 2022 (PDF)
Report to the Board – Quarter 4 2022 (PDF)
Final Summary and Recommendation to the Board – June 2023 (PDF)

Committee Resources
Dropbox folder
Google Drive folder