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Education Committee

Book Donation Program

AIA Triangle has placed an architectural book in all elementary, middle and high schools in our ten-county region. Our hope is that these books inspire young people to explore design in our area and beyond.

If you are an educator and are interested in receiving an age appropriate architectural book, please email

Architects in the Classroom

The American Institute of Architects believes that the art and science of architecture, when integrated into K-12 core curricula and community college course offerings, enhances the students’ understanding of the built environment, encourages them to think creatively and critically about livable communities and appreciate the impact on the quality of life. If you are interested in scheduling an architect to visit your classroom, please call (919) 463-0333 or email


For examples of lessons provided to classrooms, please view the following pdf's. These lessons were developed by Sabrina L. Tucker, AIA and Mark A. Humienny, AIA.


      What is the Difference between the Words "Architect" and "Architecture"? 


Resources for bringing Architecture into your classroom


 Features elementary-level explanations of the seven categories of building types and components, from the everyday to the extraordinary.


 Site with building and construction books for children, from New Yankee Workshop for Children to MacAulay publications.

Box City - CUBE - Kansas City

Math and Architecture

 A link to websites with activities for teaching math. A place to exchange information about the teaching of Architecture and Design. Teach interdisciplinary, hands-on, real world math through architecture and design projects. K-12 resources, K-8 classes, professional development, and advice on where to begin.

Architecture: It’s Elementary:

A+DEN (Architecture + Design Education Network):

Redesign Your School Competition/ American Architectural Foundation:

Architecture as a Basic Curriculum Builder/ Architecture Foundation of Oregon:


The American Institute of Architects promotes integrated/high performance design including resource conservation resulting in a minimum 50 percent or greater reduction in the consumption of fossil fuels used to construct and operate new and renovated buildings by the year 2010 and promote further reductions of 10 percent or more in each of the following 5 years.

The NEED Project (The National Energy Education and Development Project):

North Carolina Solar Center (Teachers and Students page):


NC State University College of Design: 

University of North Carolina- Charlotte:            

Community Search

YAF - ARE/AXP Study Group

YAF - ARE/AXP Study Group

YAF Summer Social

Lunch & Learn Sponsored by Amer. Institute of Steel Construction

Member Social and Tour of Forest History Society

Triangle Barkitecture

Thank You AIA Triangle Platinum Partners!