Our Mission

Partnered with the World Monuments Fund and the Park Avenue Armory, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD for short) has a unique curriculum that focuses on architectural preservation. Our inter-disciplinary concentration on Architecture, Studio Art and the Visual Arts threads artisan skills training and internship experiences throughout core academic content areas. All of our students are given the opportunity to participate in paid internships with industry partners. The alignment of architecture and design with core academic areas prepares our students for multiple college and career pathways in architecture, design and other related professions. Students from WHSAD can earn up to 6 college credits upon graduation from our program. Please take a moment to view the following videos for an introduction to WHSAD's internship program.








The following video was produced by WHSAD's Junior class as a culminating project for their 2013 residency. As part of WHSAD's ongoing partnership with The Park Avenue Armory, our Juniors are offered yearly offsite residencies that provide an inter-curricular experience in art and design. These residencies challenge our students to study the design and structure of the historic Park Avenue Armory through the lens of our junior Architectural Preservation class. In addition, the teaching artists who lead these residencies focus their instruction on the application of WHSAD's academic classes (English, Math, Social Studies and Science) to the specific unit of study chosen for the residency.

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Save the Date – WHSAD’s Fifth Annual Night at the Armory is Coming

We are excited to announce WHSAD's fifth annual Night at the Armory event. Parents, students and staff are encouraged to attend this event and support WHSAD"S students and the work they do in our architecture and design program. As part of this year's Junior residency at the … [Read More...]

What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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Tree Guards for the Spring Season

Earlier this year The Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) and the Greenpoint Youth Court (GYC) received a $20,000 grant from the Walentas Family Foundation to collaborate … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Continue Prepping the Hallways with City Year

  Last Thursday and Saturday, WHSAD students continued their hard work in beautifying the Harry Van Arsdale campus hallways. Working with representatives from City Year, a not-for-profit … [Read More...]

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WHSAD’s Top Juniors Take a Trip to Our Nation’s Capital

  Forty-two of WHSAD's top juniors participated on a day trip to Washington, D.C. last Saturday with Ms. Basilio, Mr. D'Amato, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Bruno, Dr. Wiprovnick, and Mr. Harris. The … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Begin Prepping the Hallways with City Year

On Wednesday afternoon, WHSAD students along with volunteers for City Year began preparing the fifth floor hallway walls in preparation for City Year's Starbucks Service Day on Saturday, April 26th. … [Read More...]

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and NYS Regent Kathleen Cashin were presented with wodden plaques desgined by WHSAD students and created in in our laser engraver.

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and NYS Regent Kathleen Cashin Visit WHSAD

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and NYS Regent Kathleen Cashin visited WHSAD today to tour the school and meet with our staff and students. During their time here, Mr. Lentol and Ms. Cashin were given … [Read More...]

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Honor Roll – Spring 2014, Marking Period 1

Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the first marking period! Keep up the good work! … [Read More...]

WHSAD In The News

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Tree Guards for the Spring Season

Earlier this year The Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) and the Greenpoint Youth Court (GYC) received a $20,000 grant from the Walentas Family Foundation to collaborate on Operation … [Read More...]

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The Greenpoint Community Mural

Here is a sneak peak of the Greenpoint Chamber's Community Mural. WHSAD, the Greenpoint Youth Court, and Groundswell have been working hard to get this mural up and ready. Roux Associates and GPCC Members … [Read More...]

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Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna Visits WHSAD

On Wednesday, March 4th, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna stopped by the Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) for a visit. To read the full story as published in … [Read More...]

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Sports Night On Broadway

On February 28, 2014 20 WHSAD students attended a performance of the new play “Bronx Bombers.” A special thanks to Early Stages for bringing the opportunity to WHSAD students. Would you like to join us on … [Read More...]

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Greenpoint’s Community Mural Comes Together

WHSAD’s ongoing partnership with the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, the Greenpoint Youth Court, and Groundswell has resulted in a public art project. Students are in the final stages of completing the … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Welcomes Councilmember Antonio Reynoso

On Thursday, February 6th, the Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) welcomed Councilman Antonio Reynoso for a tour of the highly ranked school. To read the whole story click here or see … [Read More...]