Category Archives: School Visits

Architects in School at Cameron Elementary talk about Lesson 4

Cameron Elementary students share their thoughts on the process of collaboration and exchanging thoughts as a group.  Lesson 4 of the Architects in Schools program introduces the concepts of scale, programming, and teamwork. 1.What did you like/dislike about the lesson? … Continue reading

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AIA Chicago Architect in Schools Pilot Program

The AIA Chicago Community Interface Committee completed a successful pilot program for a new Architect in Schools initiative for AIA Chicago! CIC Co-chairs Kaitlin Streyle of Muller+Muller and Alexis Stumpf of Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, Maya Bird-Murphy of Landon Bone … Continue reading

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Jurors needed for CAF’s DiscoverDesign.org Competition!

DiscoverDesign is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s award winning digital learning tool that connects teens, teachers, and architects across the country for project-based learning. Now in its third year, the competition draws entries from 40+ high schools. Jurors are needed to … Continue reading

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Architecture + Youth Event

Architecture + Youth Event Crown Hall, IIT March 25, 2014 – 10a – 12p In partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of CPS has … Continue reading

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Volunteer for Mock-Interview for CPS students

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) division of Chicago Public Schools is looking for architects to be a part of their Mock Interview sessions to be held in early December. Register here. Qualifying Interviews are tentatively planned for Sat., Dec. … Continue reading

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Volunteer opportunity – visit CPS classrooms

Career and Technical Education (CTE) division of Chicago Public Schools is looking for architects to speak in the classroom in several high schools.  This year the CTE is attempting to ramp up their partnerships with associations and businesses to offer … Continue reading

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Don’t forget about our Visiting School’s event coming up!

Wondering how to help a third-grader understand how buildings stand up? Puzzled about what vocabulary and materials are needed to explain scale to a 5th grader? Curious about how to get an eighth-grader excited about sketching? CAF and the CIC … Continue reading

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Chicago Public Schools Partnership Development Team

Chicago Public Schools Partnership Development team needs your help! Here are two ways you can volunteer in the first quarter of 2013. On Jan. 12 and Feb. 1, 2013, Career and Technical Education students will practice interview skills for future … Continue reading

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Barbie, I can be…Architect workshop for 3rd graders

Barbie, I can be November 6, 10am – 12pm at University of Illinois at Chicago November 8, 10am – 12pm at Illinois Institute of Technology *Please contact Ayonna Patterson, CPS Architecture & Construction coordinator, ampatterson5@cps.edu for more information and/or if … Continue reading

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It’s Back-To-School time again…next training just around the corner!

The Community Interface Committee would like to invite you to join us for two volunteer training sessions in the new year led by our amazing colleagues from the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  If ever there was a time to consider pitching … Continue reading

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