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 Do WHSAD’s 2016 Graduates See Themsleves in 10 Years? Watch the Video Below to Find Out.


Where Are They Now?

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Christina Delancy – Class of 2015

Christina Delancy, WHSAD Class of 2015, currently attends the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY, where she is majoring Landscape Architecture. “My favorite/most memorable part about attending WHSAD is when we took a field trip to go see, A Raisin In The Sun starring Denzel Washington, in my junior year after we had finished reading the … [Read More...]


Jasmine Cumberbatch – Class of 2014

Jasmine Cumberbatch is currently In her sophomore year at Arcadia University studying Interior Design. “One of the best features of WHSAD is honestly the teachers. I actually believe the staff at WHSAD is amongst the best in the world.  They show such a great interest in every student and will take time out of their personal lives to make sure we’re getting the best … [Read More...]

What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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WHSAD Students Visit Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

On October 18th, a group of students from WHSAD attended the Teen Design Fair, which is part of National Design Week in New York City. As they entered the large makeshift tent set up of the grounds of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, they observed various round … [Read More...]


WHSAD Students Partner With French Volunteers to Perform Restoration Work at Greenwood Cemetery

Proof that France’s generosity to the U.S. didn’t end with independence or the Statue of Liberty was found in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery this past Wednesday when volunteers from the renowned preservationist organization Union REMPART braved a mid-summer … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Assist Horseback Riders at Prospect Park

As part of the New York Cares – Youth Service program, a group of students volunteered to spend an evening assisting children with disabilities who take horseback riding lessons at Gallop NYC, located in Prospect Park. The program serves as therapeutic activity to help … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Student Participate in Work-Based Learning at Wyckoff House Museum

WHSAD students engage in a 2-day preservation project at the Wyckoff House Museum in East/Flatbush, Brooklyn, in conjunction with the World Monuments Fund and the Historic House Trust of NYC.  The project provided the students with hands-on learning experience, such as, … [Read More...]

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