Architecture + Youth Collaborative

Architecture + Youth Collaborative

The Architecture + Youth Collaborative is a collection of people from organizations in the public and private sector who have a common passion for expanding young people’s awareness of the relationship between design and the built, cultural and natural environment. Through teaching, mentoring, displaying and/or sponsoring, the Collaborative aims to empower youth as advocates for their own ideas and priorities in their social and physical environments. All of these programs for youth are unique, but each is committed to:

  • Expanding opportunities for young people
  • Instilling a sense of hope
  • Teaching critical thought
  • Providing alternative ways of learning and expression
  • Encouraging the imagination of better conditions in the built, natural and cultural environments
  • Helping children value their relationships with each other and the community
  • Teaching skills necessary to transform ideas into action

Members of this collaborative support each other by sharing resources, fellowship, networking and fostering partnerships. Through the work and collaborations, the members hope young people will recognize and enjoy the wonderful aspects of environments and feel confident advocating for them throughout their lives.

Partner Organizations

American Institute of Architects/San Francisco Minority Resources Committee
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – High School Design Competition
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – Build San Francisco Program
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – Green Space Design Program
Bay Area Discovery Museum
California College of the Arts – Center for Art in Public Life
Chong Partners Scholarship
Cornerstone Concillum, Inc.
Ecological Design Institute
Folk Art International Educational Resources
Gerson/Overstreet Architects – Youth Internships
Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Education Programs (GGNRA)
Julia Morgan School for Girls
Lawrence Hall of Science
LEAP Architects in Schools Program
Linking San Francisco
Marin County Office of Education
Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG)
Port of San Francisco
Project Pull, San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW)
Out of Site: Center for Art and Architecture Education
RMW Matthew Mills Traveling Scholars Program
Richard Pollack & Associates Scholarship
San Francisco City College
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – Education Department (MOMA)
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
San Francisco State University Department of Design and Industry
San Francisco Unified School District
St. John’s Urban Institute
UC Berkeley – Y-Plan
Urban Learning Team
Youth Force 2000