Education Outreach


The Education Outreach committee is dedicated to introducing K - 12 students to careers in architecture and design.  We offer a variety of programs that both schools and students can take advantage of, including presentations to schools and  job shadowing.  All of our programs are free to the schools and are presented by AIA Kansas City members.  The presentations are offered both live and virtually and can be tailored to fit the needs of the school.

The goal of all of our programs is to introduce students and teachers to design, design thinking, and careers in design.  We also want to help students and teachers understand the skills that are needed in architecture and other design related fields—problem solving, creative thinking, collaboration, communication skills, presentation skills, leadership skills, technical knowledge, and community awareness, and that those skills can translate into many other career fields. Students will experience hands-on, collaborative, and dynamic workshops that will illustrate the relevance of design in their daily lives and enhance their appreciation of design and the world around them.

We have developed a career guide and a series of videos in partnership with NOMA Kansas City that introduces students to careers in architecture.  This guide can be used by students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and members to provide information on the path to becoming an architect.  Please click here to view our So You Want to Be an Architect Page that contains the guide and videos and other helpful links.

AIA Kansas CIty also provides a short, one-session Intro to Architecture program. Architect volunteers head to the class room to give a brief overview of architecture along with a fun, hands-on project designing uniques spaces for animals.  


If your school would be interested in one of these programs reach out to

Looking for Volunteers who want to help prepare the next generation

AIA Kansas City needs volunteers to help facilitate these programs.  If you are an architect who likes working in the classroom this is for you. A variety of opportunities exist depending on your availability.  From helping on the committee to presenting in the classroom.  For information contact



Erin Flaherty, AIA
Steve Burton, AIA

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QUESTIONS ABOUT Education Outreach

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