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. Click here to learn more about our internship providers.
For more information about current internship opportunities for students, click here.
Internship application resources are also available by clicking here.
Please take a moment to view the following videos for an introduction to WHSAD’s internship program.
The following video was produced by WHSAD’s Junior class as a culminating project for their 2013 residency. As part of WHSAD’s ongoing partnership with The Park Avenue Armory, our Juniors are offered yearly offsite residencies that provide an inter-curricular experience in art and design. These residencies challenge our students to study the design and structure of the historic Park Avenue Armory through the lens of our junior Architectural Preservation class. In addition, the teaching artists who lead these residencies focus their instruction on the application of WHSAD’s academic classes (English, Math, Social Studies and Science) to the specific unit of study chosen for the residency. Click here to read more about the 2013 Junior Residency at The Park Avenue Armory.