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...]

WHSAD Online Academy – Students Teaching Students

This video was filmed and produced entirely by students of Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD). All renderings and graphics in this video were designed by WHSAD students and created in the classrooms of Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design.

Stay tuned for future episodes!

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 Participate in 25 Kent Street Groundbreaking

(Note - the following post was written by WHSAD student Patryk Pozarlik) My name is Patryk Pozarlik and I am a junior at WHSAD. I was afforded the opportunity to attend the ground breaking ceremony of the 25 Kent Street construction site.  Along with site developer … [Read More...]


WHSAD Students Visit SUNY Binghamton & SUNY Oneonta

On Thursday, November 10th 45 WHSAD students visited SUNY Binghamton & SUNY Oneonta as part of our ongoing college preparation program.  Students took part in an information session and campus tour.  Juniors will have the opportunity to visit more college … [Read More...]


Honor Roll – Fall 2016, Marking Period 1

Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the first marking period! Keep up the good work! To see if you’ve made the honor roll, look for your grade in the report below. Remember, while your average may have been high enough, you can only … [Read More...]


Intro to College Readiness Workshop

On Friday, October 21st we kicked off our post-secondary planning series with a college readiness workshop.  Ms. Terraferma, along with Ms. Heather Butts from H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths, pushed into all junior English classes to help students start … [Read More...]

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