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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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Honor Roll – Spring 2015, 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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WHSAD Students Get a Sneak Peek of Williamsburg’s New State of the Art Music Hub

  Williamsburg is at the center of an amazing revolution! Old buildings that are relics of the manufacturing/industrial age are being transformed into state of the arts spaces. Today Ms. … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Win the Gold at the SkillsUSA Regional Conference

  Our SkillsUSA WHSAD chapter participated in five competitions at the 4th annual NYC SkillsUSA regional conference. In all, we won 12 medals. Our students took home the gold in the following … [Read More...]

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a club which started at WHSAD in the Spring, 2014 semester and will be meeting every Friday afternoon. Taught by programmers from Tumblr, it provides an introduction to computer … [Read More...]

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Electrical Class

Electrical Installation class is in full swing. We are currently working on traditional house wiring circuits, using different cables and raceways such as non-metallic sheath cable, armored cable and … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Honor Roll Students Participate in 3rd Annual Barclays Center Field Trip

  On March 2nd, over 60 WHSAD students from the third marking period honor roll went to the Barclay's Center to see the Brooklyn Nets take on the visiting Golden State Warriors. This field … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Go to Barclays Center to See the Knicks vs. the Nets

On Friday, February 6th, more than 20 WHSAD students were rewarded with a free field trip to see the New York Knicks versus the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. While the Brooklyn Nets enjoyed a … [Read More...]

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Press Conference: WHSAD Launches Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program

Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Public Advocate Letitia James were joined by fellow legislators, New York State Regent Kathleen Cashin, teen dating violence prevention … [Read More...]

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Honor Roll – Fall 2014, Marking Period 3

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

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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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