Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences

This academy focuses on providing skills and experience necessary to attain entry-level jobs in Architectural Drafting or Building Construction Technology.  Students may choose a technical path leading to an apprenticeship or a professional path toward a certificate, two year or four year college degree.

Architectural Drafting students have the opportunity to earn national industry certifications in Autodesk User, Revit, Inventor. Building Sciences students have the opportunity to earn national industry certification in OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. All academy students have the opportunity to qualify for Bright Futures and Gold Seal Scholarships.

Benefits of joining this academy include:

  • Hands-on technical training in a related field of interest
  • Opportunity for national industry certifications
  • Academics taught in relation to the construction industry
  • Teamwork to accomplish career and academic goals
  • Opportunity for dual enrollment and internships


The Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences, in partnership with the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Education Foundation and the St. Johns Builder’s Council, is committed to motivating students to explore careers in architectural drafting, carpentry, masonry and other building trades.

Program of Study

Academy News

October 12, 2018

On October 12, 2018, students from the Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences at Pedro Menendez High School toured the Nocatee Spray Park construction site.  The field trip was organized by Carlton Construction, Northeast Florida Builders Association and Associated Builders and Contractors.  It was a great way to see the entire process from blueprints through …

PMHS Drafting and Construction students tour Nocatee Spray Park Construction Site Read More »

March 1, 2018

Students from the Academy of Architectural & Building Sciences at Pedro Menendez High School recently competed in the Regional Masonry Competition in Starke where their team earned a first place award. The top three students will now represent PMHS and SJCSD at the Skills USA State Competition this April in Pensacola. 1st Place        Tyler Waldron …

PMHS Academy of Architectural & Building Sciences Students Win at Regionals Read More »

February 14, 2018

174 students from the Engineering and STEM-related Career Academies attended the NE FL Construction and Career Day on February 13, 2018 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.  Over 100 businesses participated in this three day event to expose students from the northeastern FL counties to careers in the construction and transportation industries.  The booths were very …

Construction & Career Day a Huge Hit! Read More »

November 30, 2017

On Thursday, November 29, 2018, students from the Pedro Menendez Building Construction program in the Academy of Architecture and Building Science, under the supervision of Mike Rosenberg, Instructor, completed the construction of a new greenhouse for students in the Gamble Rogers Middle School Agriscience Program.  Last year, Hurricane Matthew destroyed the original greenhouse at the …

PMHS Building Construction Students Rebuild Greenhouse for Gamble Rogers Middle School Agriscience Program Read More »

April 6, 2017

About 100 students from the Construction and Engineering-related Career Academies in St. Johns School District attended the Northeast Florida Construction and Career Day held on March 28, 2017 at the Equestrian Center in Jacksonville.  Five other school districts also participated.  Sixty-five businesses set-up interactive programs for the students to learn more …

Construction & Career Day Held on 3-28-17 Read More »

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Pedro Menendez High School

600 State Road 206 West
St. Augustine, FL 32086
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