Architecture Education for Elementary, Middle and High School Students
Architecture is intrinsic to every part of life. As a learning tool, it intersects with a myriad of other disciplines: Art, Math, Physics, History, Philosophy, Biology, Technology, and a wide range of Crafts. In order to build even the simplest structure, an understanding of these disciplines is necessary.
We believe in learning by doing. Therefore, our architecture classes involve hands-on projects and experiments. Each class contains theoretical material that is then put into action through creative group work.
Depending on the age group, classes consist of how to imagine space, how to convey ideas in drawings and turn them into 3-D structures. We do a lot of model building and focus on planning and team work. Our approach is organic and imaginative, and we teach the principles of green design and sustainable living.
Classes for high school students also involve learning 3-D computer rendering programs such as Sketch-Up, which brings design to life through animation.
Our sessions conclude with a final project or exhibit, so that the work can be a learning experience for the local community.