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Mentor a teen with AFSF!

Sign up here to inspire the next generation of designers and informed community members. The Architectural Foundation of SF connects design + build professionals with high school students in our programs for personalized mentoring arranged to fit your schedule. Opportunities for 4-6 weeks of mentoring start this month. We are seeking mentors for programs running …

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Build SF: Architecting the Next Generation of Young Professionals

Build San Francisco Institute is featured the March 2007 issue of Edutopia magazine, a publication of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. The Build San Francisco model turns students into aspiring designers and architects.By Andrew Brosnan, Jenny Parma, curriculum by Build SF staffJanuary 19, 2009 The Build San Francisco Institute is an academic program created by the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco …

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HSDC – 2024

AFSF announces the 55th Annual High School Design Competition! Complete details are in the 2024 HSDC design brief. Open to all high school students in public or private schools, from throughout the SF Bay Area, across the US, and around the world. Your challenge this year is to design a Community Resilience Center for a …

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Saturday Design Studios – Fall 2023

AFSF invites high school students throughout the Bay Area and around the world to join the 6-week AFSF Saturday Design Studio. In this Saturday morning online workshop, participants learn new techniques and tools, and create original designs individually and collaboratively to meet real-world design challenges. Students are also mentored by a professional architect, engineer, or …

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Sign up for the July Summer Design Institute before June 23!

Register now for the July 10-28 session of the AFSF Summer Design Institute. Enrollment for this fun and collaborative deep-dive into architecture ends this Friday, June 23rd. All interested high school students are encouraged to apply. Participants from around the world will collaborate on-line as they learn digital design tools and create original solutions to …

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