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

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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...]

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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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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...]

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Taivon Edwards – Class of 2014

As a result of his four years of technical  training in at Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design, Class of 2014 graduate Taivon Edwards was hired to work in the drafting department of Architectural Grille as a CAD operator. To learn more about Taivon's experience in the workforce, see the article below or click here. … [Read More...]

What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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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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WHSAD’s Y-Plan Team Presents $500,000 Project at Brooklyn Borough Hall

On Wednesday, May 18 seniors Xavier Flowers, Anah Lewi, Nathifa Debellotte, Donavon Bembridge, Ronny Tineo, and Oumardat Basdewa presented their final Y-PLAN project results at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Over the course of the school year these students, along with their 7th … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Present Their Final Y-PLAN Project Results at Brooklyn Borough Hall

On Wednesday, May 18 seniors Xavier Flowers, Anah Lewi, Nathifa Debellotte, Donavon Bembridge, Ronny Tineo, and Oumardat Basdewa presented their final Y-PLAN project results at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Over the course of the school year these students, along with their 7th … [Read More...]

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Preservation in Practice Series

Adaptive reuse has been a way preservationists have been able to maintain historic sites throughout New York City while giving them an exciting new purpose. One case study WHSAD students have looked at over the course of the last few weeks is the TWA Flight Center at John F. … [Read More...]

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