New Resources for K-12 Students Interested in Architecture

Are you a student interested in architecture or a guidance counselor looking for resources to promote the profession? Our two new guides have all the information you need—whether you're seeking a deeper understanding of architecture as a whole or tips about local events and camps for students. Each guide also contains detailed breakdowns of school and exam costs, salary estimates, and an overview of the path to licensure. 

K-12 Students 

The student guide provides helpful resources and tips for the next generation of architects. The guide includes: 

  • A breakdown of relevant characteristics and skills needed for a career in architecture 
  • Recommended activities and coursework to help gauge students’ interest in architecture 
  • Helpful questions to consider when deciding between architecture programs

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Counselors and Educators 

The guide for counselors and educators is a resource for anyone guiding students toward a career in architecture. The booklet includes: 

  • Various resources and activities for elementary, middle school, and high school students who might be interested in architecture 
  • Information about recommended academic preparation, plus the different types of architecture degrees 
  • Links to events, scholarships, and summer camps (many of which are free) for students to gain hands-on experience in architecture-related fields 

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Both booklets were developed by six key organizations that play vital roles in the architecture profession. Collectively, each organization leads the profession and collaborates to support those looking to build a future in the field. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)


Want to learn more? Visit NCARB’s video-based resource, Destination Architect, for more tips and tools on the path to becoming a licensed architect.