Last year, middle school students at The Westminster Schools were given the chance to learn the basics about architecture. The response to the elective was so positive that the school now offers Art and Architecture as a full-year course that builds on the art curriculum and extends into the principles of design. During the second part of the year, students will build an off-site treehouse for Truly Living Well, a local nonprofit that promotes urban agriculture.
But long before the hammering begins, they’ll be developing the full scope of an architectural project, including considering client concerns, drawing schematics, and making models. This year also marks the debut of the recently renovated STEAM and innovation labs for middle school classes, project, and robotics events. westminster.net