NH Learning by Design, Creativity in the Classroom

The New Hampshire education curriculum framework states: "We live in a three dimensional world. To interpret, understand, and appreciate that world, students need to develop an understanding for space." During a child's twelve years in school, a broad goal of the NH education curriculum framework is for "students to develop special senses."

Architects agree that this sensory development is very important to becoming a fully productive member of our society. And it can be a lot of fun.

AIANH's Learning by Design Education Program promotes understanding of the field of architecture and provides educational opportunities in architectural and environmental design to elementary, middle school, and high school students.

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Elementary and Middle School Programs

Our Elementary and Middle School curriculums include such programs as "Shoebox Clubhouse," "Neighborhood Walking Tours," "Box City," "Bridges and Structures," and "Introduction to Architecture" all conducted by AIANH architect and intern volunteers in collaboration with classroom teachers.

See press on our March 2011 Learning by Design Box City Program at Little Harbour School in Porstmouth.

AIANH High School Design Competition

Our High School Design Competition is a program for high school students that gives them an opportunity to showcase their architectural creativity and possibly win a cash prize in the process.

AIANH - NHAF Presentations for High School Classrooms

AIA New Hampshire and the NH Architecture Foundation have produced a series of videos presented by architects geared for high school students. The talks cover architectural design, the profession, and how each presenter got where they are today. The talks were delivered at Pinkerton Academy, attended by Pinkerton-teacher Rolfe Voltaire's students. The Pinkerton Communications program taped each seesion, and they are available on Vimeo. They may be downloaded and used in other high school classrooms. Each session is approximately 35-45 minutes. Presenters are: Michael Morin AIA, Sonya Misiasek AIA, Patricia Sherman FAIA, Chris Williams AIA, Bill Schoonmkaer AIA.

part 1: https://vimeo.com/68631174
part 2: https://vimeo.com/68631175
part 3: https://vimeo.com/68631178
part 4: https://vimeo.com/68631177
part 5: https://vimeo.com/68690993