Architecture in the Schools (AIS) matches volunteer architects with public school teachers to enrich the learning experience of children. AIS reinforces core academic skills, teaches children how to exercise their analytical and creative skills through the architectural design process, and fosters a heightened civic consciousness, bridging the gap between what is learned in school and everyday life.
AIS has reached more than 8,000 children in metropolitan Washington DC schools all wards of the District since it began in 1992 16 years ago. In 2003, Virginia schools in Arlington and Fairfax counties joined AIS.
Arlington students from grades 2 – 6 will talk about their work, and refreshments will be served. This event and program are co-sponsored by the Washington Architectural Foundation.