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Recent Activities

  • Introducing Eighth Graders to Architecture at JA Inspire 11.22.19 - On November 13 and 14, 2019, volunteers from Future Architects Resources (FAR)/Kids in Design, and architecture firm GWWO, Inc., participated in Junior Achievement (JA) Inspire. This two-day event at the Timonium Fairgrounds provided 8,000 eighth-grade students in Baltimore County Public Schools with an opportunity to explore career paths.The FAR team introduced students to careers in architecture and explained the necessary skills and qualities needed to become an architect.  
  • CannonDesign Partners with Baltimore Design School to Encourage Future Designers 7.26.19 - Baltimore, MD (July 26, 2019) – CannonDesign’s Baltimore office opened its doors to students from the Baltimore Design School (BDS) for a new program aimed at providing a glimpse into a day in the life of a designer.
  • Moseley Architects Teaches Students at Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle School about Design 6.4.18 - Baltimore, MD (June 4, 2018) - Moseley Architects, formerly Marks, Thomas Architects, held a four-week program with the sixth grade students at Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle School with the theme “Scales of the City"
  • CannonDesign Joins the Adopt-A-School Program 11.17.17 - As designers, we’re educated to hone an arsenal of tools and skills to be prepared for every situation. Got a proposal to renovate 55,000 sf of a science building? Consider it done! Need to convince the ARB that your design is compelling? No problem! Inspire 48 fourth-graders to pursue a technical or design profession? Challenge Accepted.
  • Doors Open Baltimore Scavenger Hunt 11.8.16 - The FAR/Kids in Design Committee created a scavenger hunt for Doors Open Baltimore 2016. The scavenger hunt invites children and adults alike to search out architectural elements around Mount Vernon Place. The original appeared in the 2016 Doors Open Baltimore pocket guide.


Adopt-A-School – Fostering partnerships between local architecture firms and Baltimore City schools.


Kids-in-Design (KID’s) was founded in 1987 as a forum in which architects and other design professionals collaborate to develop community outreach programs directed toward Baltimore’s youngest citizens (pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), their parents and teachers. KID’s has conducted a variety of activities in schools, at museums and at special events to introduce architectural design and urban planning concepts to children in the Baltimore region. Today, Kids in Design has merged with AIA Baltimore’s Future Architects Resources (FAR) to continue in its mission to engage students in design related activities and introduce them to career paths in architecture and design.


The Future Architects Resources Committee (FAR) serves as a vehicle for collaboration among professionals and educators (middle and secondary schools, universities, and community colleges,) towards the education of future architects and enlightened citizens of the built environment. Furthermore, the committee is dedicated to increasing exposure among local elementary and middle school-aged students to career opportunities in Architecture and Design.

View the FAR brochure.


The committee meets every 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the AIA Baltimore Gallery. Contact the committee chair for information about joining:

Lonna Babu, Assoc. AIA
Design Collective

Emily Lodato, Assoc. AIA
Design Collective