The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Chicago Ideas will bring high school students and architects together to design models of safer schools at an innovative workshop in Chicago on Oct. 10. During the session, students will provide architects with their concerns at school, whether it be issues of bullying, harassment, or violence. The architects and students will work together to help address the concerns through design. Students will present their models at the end of the session.

The workshop is part of the Institute’s initiatives to shape school design policies and ongoing K-12 educational efforts, which aim to increase visibility of the architecture profession among students.

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