BRPH, an international architecture and engineering services firm has teamed up with Architecture in Education to provide elementary school students with the opportunity to explore Architecture as a profession.
Over the past 8 weeks, BRPH’s Director of Educationn Design, Jessica Roddenberry (AIA, LEED AP) and Project Architect, Dusty Lake (AIA NCARB) have been visiting Indialantic Elementary School to bring Architecture into the classroom through Architecture in Education.
The Architecture in Education initiative is a curriculum-enrichment program that matches professional architects with classroom teachers in Florida, and sharpens math, social studies, art and other core academics with project-based learning. Over the course of this eight-week program, Florida school children learn about architecture, design concepts, sustainability, ecosystems, volume & measurements, structure and more. Volunteer architects from the community share their experience and present tailored lessons plans that satisfy Florida Standards for math, science and social studies.
This week, the program came to a close with an exciting Final Design Project Presentation. The 4th grade class had all of their best work on display, including dioramas, paper models, and floorplans for all to admire.