Wondering about DiscoverDesign?

Welcome to the DiscoverDesign Community.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has created DiscoverDesign as an educational tool intended for high school classroom use as well as independent student users in the US and around the world.   

This curriculum is intended to teach students about the design and construction of school buildings and also provide a forum where students can post their own design projects and receive feedback from an online community of other students, teachers, and design professionals.

If you have questions or would like more information about using DiscoverDesign please contact:

Coordinator of Teen Engagement
Chicago Architecture Foundation
discoverdesign [at] architecture.org

As part of our community, you are sharing your design projects and ideas with students, teachers, and architects, from many different places and cultures, and with all levels of experience.

CAF has designed and provided this web site to help you explore architectural design and to communicate the ideas about design projects that you develop.  In turn, we need your help to make this community a supportive place for every participant.  Here's how you can help:

Respect the work and opinions of others.  When sharing your design projects, keep in mind that many people of different ages and backgrounds will see your work, ideas, and comments. 

Offer constructive and specific comments.  Ask questions.  Instead of only criticizing a design project or simply saying that you do like it, please be specific and explain what you like about it and offer suggestions on how to make it better.

Help keep the site friendly.  If you or others would find comments or a design project mean, insulting, or otherwise inappropriate please flag the comment as inappropriate. You may also write to discoverdesign [at] architecture.org.  We will review and may remove any design, project, user, username, or comment at our sole discretion.

Check the Terms of Use from time-to-time, because we are always trying to improve our guidelines.  Thank you for joining and contributing to the DiscoverDesign community!