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Open Call

Architects in Schools 2022/23 – Call out for schools to participate!


Devised by the IAF, the Architects in Schools programme is creative, collaborative and participatory, and provides an introduction to architecture and the design process for young people under the guidance of architects and architectural graduates nationwide.

Apply HERE

Application closing date: Friday, 10 June 2022 at 6pm

Participation in the Irish Architecture Foundation’s ‘Architects in Schools’ programme is open to all schools and Youthreach centres in the Republic of Ireland by application via this online form. There is no cost for your school to participate (apart from providing some art materials). This Transition Year programme is creative, collaborative and participatory, providing an introduction to architecture and the design process for young people. The programme is entering into its 10th annual cycle.

An architect will facilitate hands-on design workshops in your school. Dates, times and workshop duration will be arranged between the designated teacher / TY coordinator and the assigned architect. Workshops must take place between September 2022 and May 2023.

‘Architects in Schools’ is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Department of Education and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

There are two options for participation:

Option A: Full Programme
30 schools can participate in the full programme
(20 hours with an architect / architectural graduate, consisting of 12 hours of workshops & 8 hours of preparation time for the architect)

Option B: Introductory Programme
40 additional schools can avail of introductory workshops (this was new in 2020/21)
(1 x 3 hour workshop per school, with an architect / architectural graduate)

Please complete the School Application Form HERE and submit it. Schools will hear back from the IAF in late August / early September 2022 regarding the outcome of their application.

Any questions? Please email: learning@architecturefoundation.ie

Applications should be completed by 10 June 2022 to give you the best chance of participating. Please note that due to limited spaces on the programme, we cannot prioritise schools that have already participated a number of times. We always aim to reach a wide range of school types with a broad geographical reach, so that consideration, and the availability of architects nationwide, will also determine the selection process.

Thank you for your interest in ‘Architects in Schools’