Architecture is a Craft

A craft can be defined as an occupation requiring a special skill. The skill of architecture is the ability to solve spatial problems. The specialty of that skill is to do so in an artistic/creative form that is conscience of the science of space and construction. Craft can also be defined as an activity creating … Read moreArchitecture is a Craft

Teaching Math via Architecture

So many times math teachers are posed with the question, “Am I really going to use this when I become an adult?” Those may not be the exact words, but the concept is still the same. Children often don’t see the connection of advanced math in the real world. I loved math as a child, … Read moreTeaching Math via Architecture

Architecture is ART!

Art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. So is architecture art? YES!!! Architecture is a human creative skill, a craft, which requires imagination. The craft of … Read moreArchitecture is ART!

Great Gifts for the Little Architects

Tis’ one of the biggest seasons for gift giving. If you were wondering what cool gifts are out there for your little architect, we have got you covered! Check out our list of 14 cool architect gifts.   Made by Me Birdhouse   Bojeux Matchitecture 3-D Home Kit Scientific Explorer Young Architect Building Set HighRise … Read moreGreat Gifts for the Little Architects

Architecture is all STEM!

Every time I hear anything about STEM, I notice that the list of careers include Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Science, Electronics/Engineering, Environmental Science, Health, Material Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, and Zoology. WHERE IS ARCHITECTURE?! Initially, I rationalized that the only place architecture could squeeze in would be Environmental Science. According … Read moreArchitecture is all STEM!

Develop and Design a Lemonade Stand Workshop

Next Great Architects had the opportunity to partner with Lemonade Day Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Public Library. We offered a free program to children that focused on the design of their lemonade stand. The children learned about architects, what they do and were given the task of being an architect. Their first project was to … Read moreDevelop and Design a Lemonade Stand Workshop