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Architects in Schools – Resources

The Architects in Schools ‘Student Handbook’ and ‘Facilitator Handbook’ are resources created by the Irish Architecture Foundation in 2019, for teachers, architects and secondary school students.

Student Handbook – for Secondary School Students:
The Architects in Schools ‘Student Handbook’ will guide you through the Design process in five stages:

The Design Process can be applied to many different design challenges and you can use what you learn here for other design projects in the future.

Click here to download the Student Handbook

Facilitator Handbook – for Teachers and Architects:
The Architects in Schools ‘Facilitator Handbook’ provides practical tips and advice on how to run the Architects in Schools initiative with your school. It offers a suggested framework for project delivery, from planning to designing and reflecting. It corresponds with the Design Process in the ‘Student Handbook’, supporting the facilitation of design activities for students.

Click here to download the ‘Facilitator Handbook’

Handbook Author: Blaithin Quinn
Handbook Design: Unthink

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.