many americans lack basic knowledge of the built environment and this severely hinders our society’s ability to build and maintain a healthy, efficient, and environmentally friendly world. children are rarely taught about architecture in any shape or form. i believe that art classes need to include architectural education; architecture should be equal to sculpture, photography, and painting in basic curricula.
i propose a photographic book chronicling important and outstanding architectural works, with emphasis on the modern, aimed at young children. the intention of the book is to teach and expand a child’s world. by exposing children to visually stunning buildings which they would otherwise never see, the book will provide inspirational and thought-provoking moments.
i plan to follow the book with educational workshops for both teachers and children.