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2023 Programme Learning Open Call

Architects in Schools: Open Call for Schools 2023/24


The IAF’s Architects in Schools programme celebrates creativity, experimentation and active citizenship. Give your students the opportunity to discover architecture and the built environment in collaborative design workshops at your school with your assigned architect.

Architects in school 2023/24 is free and open to all second level schools and Youthreach centres in the Republic of Ireland.

Now entering into its 11th annual cycle, this Transition Year programme is creative, collaborative and participatory, providing an introduction to architecture and the design process for young people. There is no cost for your school to participate (apart from providing some art materials). An architect will facilitate hands-on design workshops in your school.

Dates, times and workshop duration will be arranged directly between the designated teacher / TY coordinator and the assigned architect.

Workshops must take place between 1 September 2023 and 22 March 2024.

There are two options for participation:

Option A: Full Programme

30 schools can participate in the full programme (12 hours of workshops per school, with an architect / architectural graduate).

Option B: Introductory Programme

40 additional schools can avail of introductory workshops (1 x 3 hour workshop per school, with an architect / architectural graduate).

Please complete the School Application Form below and submit it.

Schools will hear back from the IAF in late August / early September 2023 regarding the outcome of their application.

If you have any questions, email: learning@architecturefoundation.ie.

Applications should be completed by 9 June 2023, 6 pm 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, but feel free to apply in case we can accommodate you. 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.

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

Photo: Architects in Schools workshop at Firhouse Community College, Dublin, 2022, with architect Patrick Dunne, image courtesy of Paul Sherwood.