Artchitecture + Education
The Fourth Grade Classes participated in the Architecture + Education Program. The Architecture + Education Program is a collaboration between Buffalo Architects, University at Buffalo Architecture students, SUNY Buffalo State Interior Design students, Villa Marie College Interior Design students and Buffalo Public School Teachers. Working together, Architect-Teacher teams incorporated architecture and design concepts into the curriculum at participating schools. The children's work and process will proudly be exhibited.
The Fourth Grade Boys Homeroom worked collaboratively on this project with architect Daymond Robinson from ASAP, and Randy Fernando, an architecture student from the University of Buffalo. Working with vacant lots in the neighborhood, students were introduced to the concept of urban development. They explored the architectural principles of scale, rhythm, texture and space. They were then challenged to collaboratively repopulate and unify the area through three projects: their own home, a community garden and a playground.
Our completed project was on display at the CEPA Gallery in the Market Arcade during the month of January.