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Architects in Schools (AIS) Training


Make an impact in the life of a middle school student by becoming a mentor in AIA Chicago’s Architects in Schools program!

Before joining the virtual training, please fill out the Spring 2024 Architects in Schools Interest Form

Architects in Schools (AIS) is an initiative that brings architecture professionals into Chicago Public School classrooms to introduce middle school students to the field of architecture. It is an eight-week program with four-to-six practicing architects visiting a single classroom once a week.  The students engage in design exercises, field trips, and produce a final group project. Attendance at a minimum of three sessions is strongly encouraged.

This virtual training will outline expectations and requirements for architecture professionals, as well as provide best practices for working with middle school students.

Classroom sessions begin the first week of April:

Chavez Multicultural Academic Center, upper class building, 4831 South Hermitage (Back of the Yards)
Tuesdays; 8:00 -10:00 AM
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Pullman Elementary School, 11311 South Forrestville (Pullman)
Thursdays; 9:00 – 10:30 AM
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23

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Monday | 03.18.2024


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