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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Where Are They Now?

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Taivon Edwards – Class of 2014

As a result of his four years of technical  training in at Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design, Class of 2014 graduate Taivon Edwards was hired to work in the drafting department of Architectural Grille as a CAD operator. To learn more about Taivon's experience in the workforce, see the article below or click here. … [Read More...]


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...]

What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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Honor Roll – Fall 2015, Marking Period 3

Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the second marking period! Keep up the good work! 9th Grade Honor Roll 10th Grade Honor Roll 11th Grade Honor Roll 12th Grade Honor Roll   … [Read More...]


Heritage Equity Partners Launches Program at WHSAD

  Heritage Equity Partners is launching a joint initiative with The Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design to implement a Work Based Learning Speaker Series. On January 6, 2016 the inaugural lecture was led by Stefani Marazzi and Benjamin Stark of … [Read More...]

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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...]

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