The Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Alberti Program Impact Analysis

Project Date

Sep 2022—Feb 2023

Type of Evaluation

Impact, Planning

Setting

Academic

Overview

The Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts is a day camp for young scholars in grades 4-8 to gain exposure to architecture and sustainable design, and strives to serve as a pipeline for underrepresented groups to go into the fields of architecture and design.

The Evaluation Center partnered with the Office for Socially Engaged Practice to support the design and data analysis of a survey of Alberti alumni. We also supported the data analysis of existing survey data. The Alberti Program was looking to tell its story and measure its impact using insight gained from several years of youth participation and survey data, as well as develop new evaluation tools for future use.

Project Description

Background

The Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People is one of the longest running community outreach programs of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The Alberti Program first occurred in the summer of 2008. It operates as a day camp during summer for young people in grades 4-8 to gain exposure to architecture, and strives to serve as a pipeline for underrepresented groups to go into the fields of architecture and design. The curriculum focuses on teaching architecture and design, with a focus on sustainable design, and increasing young people’s confidence and personal skills.

Evaluation Center Activities

  • Developed the Alberti Program alumni survey
  • Developed data analysis plans
  • Provided coaching and consultation on data analysis and dissemination

Our Products

  • Alumni survey
  • Analysis plans

Funder

Office for Socially Engaged Practice at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Contact Person

Meihsi Chiang, MSW

Meihsi Chiang, MSW

Interim Associate Director (she/her/hers)