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Architecture + Design Education

Our Architecture and Design Education (ADE) program is committed to exponentially expanding access to design education for K-12 students in Philadelphia. Diversity in the design and construction industry is woefully inadequate. One of our primary goals is to make more BIPOC and Latinx students aware of the career opportunities in design.

Our K-12 Programs

We are committed to providing access to design education to every student in Philadelphia because we need to increase the diversity in the design and construction industries and because our project-based curriculum can help students improve their socio-emotional and problem-solving skills.

Matthew Koenig Memorial Scholarship

For a current student at Temple University enrolled in their architecture program, either undergraduate or graduate.


Women in Architecture Scholarship

For individuals identifying as female in their pursuits of
design or construction education.


Arch + Design Education News

Volunteers are opening doors and creating magic moments of self-efficacy in Philadelphia classes. More...

ADE Volunteer: Henri Brooks

"When you know you've reached a student and they are excited about the content- it's one of the best feelings." More...

"Programs like this enrich the experience of the students and have the potential to create ripple effects which improve the profession as a whole." More...

Justice Alliance in Design Education (JADE- PHL)

The Center for Architecture and Design is a proud participant and convener of the Justice Alliance for Design Education in Philadelphia (JADE-PHL). JADE is an alliance of local colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations with the goal of helping to create lasting, broad change within the architecture and design education.

Support the Next Generation

This fund is to support the general operating and program costs of the Architecture and Design Education program through the Center for Architecture and Design. This program will reach thousands of students in the Philadelphia Public School District, and will support and connect.

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