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2020 Programme Learning Open Call

Architects in Schools 20/21 – Call for Architects & Architectural Graduates


Calling all Architects and Architectural Graduates – Applications for 2020/21 open until 14 August

The Irish Architecture Foundation invite applications from architects and architectural graduates to participate in the 2020/21 Architects in Schools initiative. Starting in September 2020, it is a great opportunity to share your knowledge of architecture with young people and teachers in a fun and engaging way.

If you have good communication skills and are looking for exciting ways to expand your practice, we would love to hear from you!

It involves 20 hours work in total (8 hours preparation, 12 hours delivery) for a fee of €1000, on a schedule agreed between you and your assigned school. You will work directly with students in their school, supporting them as they learn how to research, design and communicate architectural ideas. You will also collaborate with students and teachers as they select their work for the annual Architects in Schools exhibition in Spring 2021.

Covid-19 restrictions: Public health guidelines will be taken into account at all stages. Term 1 will focus on online communication between the architect and the school, to prepare for the project. The skills-sharing event will also happen online on 23rd September. Term 2 will focus on the delivery of workshops in the school in addition to site visits where relevant.

Extended deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 14 August 2020

Apply here:

Curious about what’s involved? Take a couple of minutes to watch the online exhibitions of work made by 2 of the schools who took part this year:


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Architects in Schools is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

For more information please click here to find out more about the Architects in Schools initiative.