Our Mission

Partnered with the World Monuments Fund and the Park Avenue Armory, the 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 threads skills training and internship experiences 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 view the following videos for an introduction to WHSAD's internship program.





What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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Progress Report Survival Guide

WHEN are/were they sent? Progress Reports are mailed home about two weeks before each marking period ends. This is to give you enough time to take action in order to bring up your grade. Progress … [Read More...]

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Staff Development

Each Monday, during periods 9 and 10, the WHSAD staff conferences by grade level. As a group, we report to the third floor and meet with designated CTE teacher(s) and work on integrating architectural … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Join the Brooklyn Borough Hall Staff

We would like to thank Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna for creating internship opportunities at Brooklyn Borough Hall for WHSAD's Juniors and Seniors. Please read the following story, … [Read More...]

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“An Intern’s Story”, by Cameron Edge

  The following post was written by Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design Senior Cameron Edge, who served as an intern in the office of Assemblyman Joseph Lentol over the … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Junior Anah Lewi Joins “Girls Who Code”

During the Summer of 2014, WHSAD Junior Anah Lewi participated in Girls Who Code, a program that has been receiving a great deal of press over the past year. Anah explained what Girls Who Code is all … [Read More...]

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A Summer of Murals

This summer several WHSAD students participated as interns at Groundswell working on a mural about the water supply in NY. Here is a report from Tanay Warerkar of the Greenpoint Gazette. "North … [Read More...]

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Fall Youth Corps Internships at Park Avenue Armory

Applications are now available for the Fall Youth Corps at Park Avenue Armory. Download it below, or pick up a copy in the Main Office. Note the application is due to Park Avenue Armory by Friday, … [Read More...]

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Cellular Phone Policy

Pursuant to Chancellor's Regulation A;412 students may be granted permission to bring a cell phone into a school building for medical reasons.  This exemption does not permit a student to use or … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Complete Summer Internships

For six weeks in July and August,  18 WHSAD students worked in paid internships at sites across Manhattan and Brooklyn, in fields related to Architecture, Design, Preservation, the Arts, and … [Read More...]

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WHSAD’s Groundswell Mural Interns

In collaboration with The Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Groundswell youth artists, which include 6 interns from WHSAD, will celebrate … [Read More...]

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Honor Roll – Spring 2014, Marking Period 3

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

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Clean Greenpoint and Tree Care Event

The final phase of Operation Teach.Learn.Grow kicked off on Saturday, June 14th when WHSAD students were joined by Council member Steven Levin to assemble and garden the remaining 15 Walentas Family … [Read More...]

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Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents, Visits WHSAD

 On Thursday, May 22, 2014 the WHSAD School Community welcomed Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and NYS Regent Kathleen Cashin joined … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Showcase Their Talents at the Fifth Annual Night of Arts at Park Avenue Armory

On Monday, May 19th, the Park Avenue Armory opened its doors to the public to showcase the talent of the students of Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design. The freshman class showcased … [Read More...]

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New York City Wins 29 Medals in Statewide SkillsUSA Competition, WHSAD Awarded First and Third Place

  New York City public high schools placed high in the statewide SkillsUSA Competition at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Over 2,000 students competed in 82 categories like 3D … [Read More...]

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The Stages of Greenpoint Mural Debuts

Beginning in October 2013, 24 youth artists came together to celebrate Greenpoint through the arts. Over the course of the project, the youth participants, most of whom were students from WHSAD, got … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Take a Backstage Tour of the Metropolitan Opera House

  On May 1st, a select group of WHSAD students and their teacher Ms. Moos were hosted for a backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln center. WHSAD students NAssim White and … [Read More...]

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The Restoration Work of WHSAD Students Highlighted on “It’s My Park”

During the 2014 spring break the World Monuments Fund (WMF) hosted a Field School at Dyckman Farmhouse in Upper Manhattan. Adrian Sas from It’s My Park came to shoot video and conduct interviews … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Student Places 1st in Architectural Drafting at the SkillsUSA State Competition!

On April 23rd-25th , the WHSAD SkillsUSA team participated in the 2014 SkillsUSA State Competition in Syracuse, NY.  Ramon Williams, 12th grade student at WHSAD, placed 1st in the Architectural … [Read More...]

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Starbucks Service Day at WHSAD

On Saturday, April 26th, WHSAD students collaborated with volunteers from the not-for-profit organization City Year to supervise nearly 500 Starbucks volunteers to paint the Harry Van Arsdale Campus. … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Design Garden Boxes to Beautify Greenpoint

  About two dozen students from the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design (WHSAD), the Greenpoint Youth Court and the Frances Perkins Academy gathered in front of the North … [Read More...]

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Tree Guard Dedication Ceremony

On April 24th WHSAD and GYC students were joined by Assemblyman Joe Lentol to officially dedicate the Walentas Family Foundation tree guards. The students have been working on designing and assembling … [Read More...]

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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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