About Us

Founded in 2011, Bronx Design and Construction Academy is a four year career and technical education (CTE) public school within the New York City Department of Education. Our unique curriculum is curated to tie together academic skills and professional discipline in order to prepare our students for direct entry into design and construction field(s) and/or entry to a four-year college

All students receive a rigorous four year liberal arts education alongside their CTE training. We offer five CTE programs; Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC, Electric, and Architectural Drafting/Pre-Engineering.

Not to be confused with a traditional vocational education program,  our CTE programs teach the theory and science behind the trade and provides support with employment outside of school. Each program has been fitted to address the needs of 21st century employers as well as intellectually engage our students through complex coursework. We also connect qualified students to Driver’s Education, at no charge to families.

By focusing on a skills-based approach, we help students make connections between their coursework and real-world problems so that they may find unique and tenable solutions to any problem they wish to solve.

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Our Mission

Bronx Design and Construction Academy offers students 21st-century trade training, innovative sustainability practices, and rigorous academics. Graduates will be equipped for advance entry into the competitive construction trades and post-secondary education programs. They will also be prepared to make assured life choices, and become powerful agents of change in the community at large.  


When applying to Bronx Design, prospective students must apply to one of two programs:

(1) Building Construction and Technology Students will experience all trades: Electrical Engineering, Carpentry Technology, Plumbing Technology, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology as a rotation before choosing their desired field of study. Students will obtain OSHA-10 certification prior to beginning college-level CTE coursework in their second year. Internships begin as early as the 10th grade. The skills students learn through their CTE coursework are applicable throughout the United States.

(2) Architecture and Design The 4-year course work enables students to work in architectural or building construction related jobs or continue toward an advanced degree in a related field. Students explore industry levels of mastery in AutoCAD, 3-D Modeling and printing, and Revit. Graduates find employment in related industries such as building engineering, construction, code enforcement, materials manufacturing, and residential design/build contracting.

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333 East 151st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

We're conveniently located by the 2 and 5 train. 


718 . 402 . 7690



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