Our Mission

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD for short) offers students a unique and engaging four-year course sequence with a focus in architectural drafting, design principles, and historic preservation. Our inter-disciplinary and hands-on approach to architecture, design, and the visual arts integrates internship experiences and skills training throughout core academic content areas. WHSAD students can earn a Career & Technical Education (CTE) endorsed diploma in Architectural Drafting & Design, and up to 6 college credits upon graduation from our program.

All of our students are given the opportunity to participate in paid internships with industry partners. Please take a moment to review the following posts to learn more about our program.

Work Based Learning at WHSAD


Learn About WHSAD’s Work Based Learning Program

WHSAD students are not expected to wait until they graduate college to begin their first job. Experience in the workplace is as crucial to a student's education as the classroom. The goal at WHSAD is that our students enter college and begin their adult lives with the … [Read More...]


Interested in Hosting a WHSAD Intern?

  Please review the following documents  to learn more about how to host a WHSAD student for an internship at your company/organization and the skill sets that our students develop through our four year program. If you have any questions, or are interested in … [Read More...]

Where Are They Now?

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Fabian James – Class of 2008

Fabian James, WHSAD Class of 2008, graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. “The vast opportunities I received at WHSAD, such as  advanced math courses and  mentorships from Pratt University & New York City College of Technology, helped prepare me for higher education. These outside classes along … [Read More...]


Angel Pasan – Class of 2015

Angel Pasan, WHSAD Class of 2015, currently attends New York University (NYU) where he is majoring in Electrical Engineering. “WHSAD gave me the skills to discover and to follow my dreams.  From College Now to Co-op Tech, the opportunities and experiences offered through WHSAD were invaluable.  Teachers at WHSAD were always willing to lend a helping hand.  With the … [Read More...]


Ramon Williams – Class of 2014

Ramon Williams is currently in his sophomore year at Franklin & Marshall studying Astrophysics. “ WHSAD was definitely without a doubt an amazing experience for me.  Outside of the academic aspects of WHSAD, we have a multitude of clubs that helped us as students express our interests and try out different activities outside of just Architecture.   The school … [Read More...]

What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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Parent Engagement Workshops at WHSAD

WHSAD encourages parents  to  be participants of educational workshops offered  on electrical wiring, computer aided drafting, graphic design. The workshops are hosted by Mr. Obrien (electrical wiring) Mr. Rodriguez (computer aided drafting and modeling) and Mr. Geringer … [Read More...]


WHSAD Officers for SkillsUSA Attend Fall Leadership

A group of student officers attended the 50th anniversary of SkillsUSA’s fall leadership conference. During the conference the students engaged in workshops that improved their leadership skills in the workforce. November, 2015 SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, … [Read More...]


WHSAD Students Intern at the Pellettieri Stone Carvers Academy

A group of North Brooklyn students are learning about an ancient but often overlooked art form, and ensuring that it’s tradition is preserved in the neighborhood and beyond. For just over a month now, four students from the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and … [Read More...]


WHSAD Students Tour The Grand Central Terminal

On October 28th, a group of students attended a tour at one of New York City's most prominent landmark, The Grand Central Terminal, which is located on 42nd street and Park avenue. The tour was hosted by the Worlds Monument Fund and guided by Frank Prial from Beyer Blinder … [Read More...]

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