What Happens In Our Classes

Posted on February 8, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |


The Giraffe Childcare Center in Paris

This is a time to learn, think, create and enjoy the process. Each class focuses on a specific topic and information provided by way of images and discussion. Then, the information is synthesized and a solution to a specific design challenge is created by the student.

Many of the math concepts that the students are learning in school are reinforced in the classes along with history and social studies. The best part is that the students are having fun at the same time!

Some of the areas of exploration that are covered during these class sessions are:

How we live: Adjacency of different building types, relationship of human activities to the organizations of towns and cities, circulation patterns and an increased awareness of our built environment.

Cultural values: What is important in different cultures and how it is expressed in built form.

Indoor playground in Tokyo.

Indoor playground in Tokyo.

History: How our building types have developed over the centuries and why.

City planning: We will look at layouts of different cities around the world and use those ideas for designing a new town.

Confidence in ideas: Sometimes we lose confidence in ourselves and our ideas. In this class, everyone’s ideas have merit and creativity is encouraged.

Solar forest

Solar forest


  • If there is a topic that you would like to explore, please do not hesitate to request that subject.
  • For students who want a more in-depth review on a particular subject, additional sessions can be provided.



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