Architecture for Kids

A portal to activities and book lists suitable for ages 2 through 18, this mini-site also offers students the chance to do deeper research on the topics of skyscrapers and houses. Visit now.

Spaces + Places: Everyday Landmarks

A workbook that introduces students to the 10 Principles of Livable Communities (an AIA initiative) and guides them through hands-on activities. At the end of the project, each student designs a landmark for his or her community or school. Download the PDF.

Becoming an Architect

A flyer for middle school and high school students about what it means to be an architect. It includes information about the educational training required to become a registered architect, along with resources for finding accredited educational institutions. Download the PDF.

DoodleOpolis: Adventures in Urban Architecture

A curriculum that can be geared towards fifth through eighth grade students and includes two components — Cityscape and Puzzles of the PastCityscape introduces young students to concepts of design and architecture such as scale, proportion, and detail; Puzzles of the Past: Urban History introduces concepts of urban planning and asks questions about why there are cities, helping students understand how cities evolve. Contact AIA Minnesota to request a hard copy.

Glossary of Architecture Terms

A helpful page of definitions for some of the terms used to describe the built environment. Visit the online glossary.

World Architecture

A PowerPoint presentation that introduces icons of architecture around the world, from the pyramids to the present day. Contact AIA Minnesota to request a copy.