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The Center for Architecture & Design is now offering outreach programs for students to learn about careers in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior design and graphic design.  They will experience hands-on, collaborative, and dynamic workshops that will illustrate the relevance of design in their daily lives and enhance their appreciation of design and the world around them.


The goal of all of our programs is to introduce students and teachers to design, design thinking, and careers in design.  We also want to help students and teachers understand the skills that are needed in architecture and other design related fields—problem solving, creative thinking, collaboration, communication skills, presentation skills, leadership skills, technical knowledge, and community awareness, and that those skills can translate into many other career fields.  

 

STUDENTS & PARENTS

DO YOU LIKE ART, BEING CREATIVE, SOLVING PROBLEMS, DRAWING, MATH, AND SCIENCE?

You can have a great career in Design!

Here are some Design careers that you might be interested in:

ARCHITECT

We all need places to live, work, eat, and play - architects make that happen! Architects  are specifically trained and licensed to work on the planning and design of buildings and to think creatively about how to design spaces that are attractive, functional, and safe.
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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Graphic designers create visual concepts through text and images, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
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INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
Industrial Design is the design of everyday objects and experiences. Applying research and design thinking to solve a problem and design better experiences people have with the objects that surround them.
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INTERIOR DESIGNER

An interior designer enhances the function, safety and aesthetics of interior spaces while taking into account how different colors, textures, furniture, lighting, and space work together to meet occupants' or visitors' needs.
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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Landscape architects design outdoor spaces of all shapes, sizes and types such as parks, residential developments, gardens and commercial centers. The goal of landscape architecture is to Design places that connect people to the natural world, Conserve and restore landscapes and Remake cities for brighter, greener futures.
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URBAN PLANNER
Planners create plans that guide development, management, and design of our towns, cities, and counties. Urban planning is a systematic, creative way to influence the future of cities and regions at a variety of scales: neighborhoods, entire communities, metropolitan regions, rural areas, and even the world.
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IS A CAREER IN DESIGN FOR ME?  

Ask an designer! Contact the Center to connect with a volunteer professional from one of the disciplines above who you can meet with.

EDUCATOR

DO YOU HAVE STUDENTS WHO:

  • Express interest in creative thinking/design

  • Express interest in science and math
     

ARE YOU A TEACHER WHO:

  • Is educating your students effectively on what it means to be a designer

  • Can identify the qualities they have an encourage the skills they need to continue down the right track

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR STUDENTS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN DESIGN? 

The Center offers a variety of programs that bring design professionals to your school, AT NO COST, to introduce students to design careers.  
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CONNECT

Connect with the Center to learn more about design careers or to schedule a program:

School Inquiry Form

Questions?

education@cfadkc.org
816-979-3183

 
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