Parents & Teachers

Our mission is to promote architecture and the profession; advocate for livable and sustainable communities; and serve as a resource for our members. Architectural education at the k-12 level has become an important part of this mission with ongoing educational opportunities for students so that they may explore the many facets of architecture through fun and challenging programs and events. Each program is formed around partnerships with school systems, arts and cultural organizations, and other non-profits. Contact AIA Memphis for more information at or 901.525.3818.

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Architecture+Design Summer Program

Thank you for your interest in the Architecture Summer Program that has been offered in partnership with the University of Memphis Department of Architecture since 2004.

The University of Memphis Department of Architecture is in the process of making k-12 programmatic changes and will no longer be hosting the Architecture Summer Program. They will however be launching high school level educational opportunities throughout the year in late 2017/early 2018. This will provide more opportunities to more students around the city at a lower cost. If you are interested in receiving information on those programs, please contact:

Michael Chisamore
Associate Professor
University of Memphis
Department of Architecture

There are two Architecture Summer Programs that include overnight accommodation options in the area for this summer.
Information on these programs can be found here:

Design Matters Camp
Hosted by The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Age: High School
Knoxville, TN
Design Matters! Camp is July 15-21, 2018
Early Bird registration (save $100!) ends April 21. Don't miss it!

Design Camps in Arkansas hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas

Design Camp on Campus
June 11-15  — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (with overnight option) (entering grades 9-12) 

Design Camp in the City
June 18-22 — Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock (entering grades 9-12)

Design Camp in the Garden
June 25-29 — Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs (entering grades 9-12)

Design Camp at The Delta School
June 25-29 — The Delta School, Wilson (entering grades 3-12)

For programs around the country, please visit:

If you have additional questions, please let us know. AIA Memphis is currently assessing K-12 opportunities for 2018. If you are interested in being added to our communications list exclusively for K-12 updates, please contact the AIA Memphis office at901.525.3818 or