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
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!
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
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!
The process of design reveals so much information about the designer. Thinking strategy, level of detail and the influence imagination has on creativity are just a few things the journey of problem solving can reveal. Introducing children to architecture, which is essentially the artistic solutions to space, has confirmed to me that the most creative … Read moreChildhood Creativity
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
Next Great Architects has been a seed in my mind since I started college. When I reflect over the last fifteen years, I now realize that there were several circumstances that were nurturing and developing that seed. I compiled a list of those confirmations of purpose. Determine People Group In 2006, my pastor was … Read more10 Confirmations of Purpose
Indianapolis, IN. The start of my life as an adult. I didn’t know much about the city except that it was the capitol of Indiana and it was next to pointless to ask anyone from the city for directions. The response was ALWAYS, “That’s not my side of town.” So getting around Indy was made … Read moreConception of Next Great Architects
As a freshmen in college, I knew I wanted to one day open my own firm. I didn’t know much about this firm. What type of buildings will I design? What will be the name of the company? All I knew is I wanted to make a name for myself. I had high hopes. School … Read moreMy Beginning in Architecture