Architecture in Schools

What’s better than architecture after school? #ArchiTalks

As I’ve mentioned on #Architalks posts before, kids and architecture are a match made in heaven. After-school activity: Now that everyone is back to school, parents are wondering what their kids are going to do between when school lets out and they get picked up.  What better than a little architectural exploration after school?  Bring a little artistry from the art class, a little knowledge from science class, a little creativity from the heart, give it a good mix, and see what happens. That was the thought that prompted me to offer an architecture afterschool program at my daughter’s...

Talking to kindergarteners about architecture

I went into my daughter’s kindergarten class today to talk about architecture.  I wanted to share my love for architecture with these wide-eyed 6 year olds.  My intent was to whet their appetite for creativity and design. Maybe one of these kids might get inspired to become an architect.  As you might have heard “it’s hard to become what you don’t see”.  Actually, as I write this I am realizing that in 20 years, when these kids are 25-26 (and I am 60!), I could be hiring and working with one of them! I also wanted to create an awareness about what...