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2024 Programme Learning Open Call

Architects in Schools: Open Call for Architects 2024/25


Inspire the next generation of architects and creative problem solvers by leading collaborative design workshops for TY students.

The Irish Architecture Foundation invites applications from architects and architectural graduates to participate in the 12th cycle of the national Architects in Schools programme.

This 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!

You will work directly with Transition Year students in their school, supporting them as they learn how to explore, research, design and communicate their ideas about architecture and the built environment. You will also collaborate with students and teachers to select work for the annual Architects in Schools exhibition event in May 2025.

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


How to apply:  Complete the application form.

Closing date:  Wednesday 7 August, 18:00


How it works:
– The time commitment is 20 hours or more per year, it’s up to you!
– Work with 1, 2, 3 or 4 schools
– We will match you with schools in the county/counties you request
– Flexible schedule, agreed between you and your assigned school(s)
– Share your own creativity, experience and unique perspectives with young people!
– 20 CPD points offered for each school programme

Fees & Hours:
20 hours per school (consisting of 12 hours of workshop facilitation & 8 hours of preparation time). This can be divided into 4 x 3 hours, 3 x 4 hours, 2 x 6 hours etc. of workshop delivery time.

Fee: €1200 (incl. VAT) / €60 per hour. Invoices can be submitted after completion of work.


Key dates 2024/25:

Complete the application form by Wednesday 7 August, 18:00.

Late August 2024: Offer of places. Complete acceptance form.

2024/25 Programme Delivery: Workshops can take place anytime between 15 September 2024 and 11 April 2025. Dates, times and workshop duration will be arranged directly between the designated teacher / TY coordinator and the assigned architect.

By Friday 28 March 2025: Submission of exhibition material (5 photographs, short text) by architects, via an online portal.

May 2025: Architects in Schools exhibition event.


Photo: A sample of students’ work at the 2024 Architects in Schools exhibition event in the DLR Lexicon. Photo by Ste Murray.