Supporting Children from All Neighborhoods
K–12: The Future of Architecture
A paramount mission for ACLA is to support the education of K - 12 students in the region. First through ACLA’s parent organization, AIA|LA, and now through ACLA itself, Los Angeles architects have and continue to engage in programs essential to introducing and preparing students for a career in architecture.
For Students Age 5 – 15: Kids Draw Architecture
The Kids Draw Architecture program is intended to provide young audiences with an introduction to architecture and inspire them to consider it as a career.

The pilot program, which ran from Fall 2018 - Fall 2019, attracted filled-to-capacity kids-size crowds to four, day-long events. Students ages 5-15 were instructed by architects who volunteered to teach age-appropriate exercises. The next Kids Draw Architecture series will be presented through Zoom.
For High School Students: Internships in Architects’ Offices
In 2019, the AIALA launched a student internship program in conjunction with LAUSD to place high school students in architects’ offices through internships. For 2021, ACLA will work with AIALA and LAUSD to expand this program.

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