AIA Northern Virginia
Architecture Lab
I. Our Mission:
Architecture Lab is committed:
II. Educational Programs Throughout the Year:
1. Home Architecture Camp:
For students interested in a virtual home learning experience, there is a virtual camp you can attend at the comfort of your own home. Whether you are a parent, educator or student, Architecture Lab is here to help you get connected and experience what architecture camp has to offer at home. To learn more about the Home Architecture Camp or find out how you or your student can participate, please contact us at or fill out an interest form.
2. After-school Architecture Club:
In participating schools, Arch Lab offers after-school Architecture Clubs for all Elementary, Middle, and High School Students who are interested in architecture and design. The Committee provides architecture-related activities to teach students analytical, critical thinking and creative skills through architecture.
3. Summer Studio Lab:
During the summer, Architecture Lab holds a 1-week intensive summer program for Elementary, Middle, or High School students interested in architecture. If you are a parent, teacher, student or volunteer interested in learning more about Studio Lab for the upcoming year, please contact us at

III. Experience Opportunities for High School Students:
Shadow an Architect: Throughout the school year and summer months, Middle and High School Students have the opportunity to be paired with local professionals for a day of job shadowing. Students interested in shadowing an architect are encouraged to reach out to the committee to get paired with a local professional.

IV. AIA Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Students:
K-12 Initiatives
K-12 Problem-Based Lesson Guides Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion K–12 Architecture and Design Education Scan

V. Volunteer with Architecture Lab:
The committee is always looking to engage with volunteers in programs and activities throughout the year. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at or fill out an interest form.

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