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 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 view the following videos for an introduction to WHSAD's internship program.





What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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School Closing Due To Inclement Weather on Tuesday, January 27th

The Department of Education announced on Monday, January 26th that all New York City Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th. All students who must take the Global History and the … [Read More...]

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Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team is Chasing 1st Place

The VA Cardinal's are chasing first place after their win against Automotive High School on Monday night.  A&D junior Xavier Davenport was named player of the game. Xavier scored an impressive 28 … [Read More...]

Judges Front Row (L to R): Community Assistant Alain Rowell, Community Assistant Anne Pinto, Community Assistant Delilah Crespo, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna, Business Manager Rudy Cruz, and Design Teacher Ira Geringer. Student Presenters Back Row (LtoR): Bernardo Reyes, Matthew Sotomayor, Byron Pacheco, Angel Pasan, Joselin Flores, Jorge Ortega, Marjorie Vargas, Arely Velasco, and Daniel Reid. Photo by Jay Wiprovnick

How to Redesign a School’s Public Spaces? Let WHSAD’s Students Decide

Please take a moment to read the GreenPoint Gazette article detailing WHSAD's in-house design competition. We'd like to extend a special thanks to the Gazette's publisher, Jeff Mann, for his … [Read More...]

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Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna Judges WHSAD’s 1st Annual Interior Design Competition

On Tuesday, December 9th 2014, WHSAD hosted their 1st Annual Interior Design Competition.  The goal of this year’s competition was to redesign the main office space in order to create a more … [Read More...]

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Honor Roll – Fall 2014, Marking Period 2

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

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WHSAD Seniors Tour Restoration Site at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

On December 3rd, seventeen seniors were accompanied to visit the restoration happening at New York City’s famed St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The students were met by Thomas Murphy and Erin Fisher from … [Read More...]

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TEMA (Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship) returns to WHSAD.

WHSAD students have once again been selected by Groundswell to be part of TEMA (Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship), this Apprenticeship is a paid year long after-school pre-professional public … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Visit the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District

On November 12, 2014 a group of juniors from Ms Moos and Mr. O’Brien’s class visited the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District, in Sunnyside, Queens. They were escorted by Mr. Geringer and Mr. … [Read More...]

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WHSAD’S 1st Annual Interior Design Contest

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) is hosting it's 1st Annual Interior Design Competition.  All WHSAD students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate.  This year, … [Read More...]

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Honor Roll – Fall 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...]

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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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