I Am An Architect

We are not fully defined by just our occupations. We are many things to many people, and each little aspect of our lives plays a significant part in being better at what we do. Our interests are inspiration. Our love is transformed into structure and space.

We are architects, but we are so much more.


Inspiring Architecture

In the same way we can shape a city or building, as architects we can also change the future of our profession. We have the power to create awareness of architecture as a career path and inspire the next generation to make a difference in their communities and their world.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) K-12 Committee is driven to do just this. Its mission is to strengthen the pipeline of future architects, to enhance existing K-12 curriculum and to promote diversity and inclusion into the design curriculum.

At the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, the AIA K-12 Committee presented the “Inspire Architecture” panel in a Pecha Kucha style. Each presenter discussed inspiring youth architecture success stories in a series of 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each. Below are the highlights from each session:

Interested in seeing more? Below is the full coverage of the Pecha Kucha presentation:

Inspired to get involved? Reach out to Melody Harclerode or Judson Kline, FAIA.

YKK AP is inspiring the Architects of Today – and Tomorrow.

I Am An Architect Part 1

I Am An Architect Part 2: Rap Battle

I Am An Architect Part 3: Do The Architect

I Am An Architect Part 4: Discover Architecture

I Am An Architect Part 5: The History of Architecture