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


Eligibility: High School Students High School Students
The Architecture+Design Summer Program, celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2016, is an exciting summer day program developed for high school students who are interested in learning more about the art, science, and practice of design. The camp program is structured around a variety of activities including an introduction to architectural and structural concepts, computer applications, model building, and freehand drawing. The program of study also includes trips to construction projects, visits to architectural offices, and a walking tour of historic sites. Local architects, engineers, landscape architects, and other design professionals serve as guest lecturers. The camp is jointly sponsored by the Department of Architecture at The University of Memphis and AIA Memphis. The camp is held in the studios of the Department of Architecture. Space is limited and scholarships are available.

Check back in the Fall for 2017 applications.