Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Resources for aspiring architect?

Hello Dr. Architect I have a young brother-in-law who's grandfather is a very succesful architect and his father is a man who can build a house without any electrical or plumbing or gas in 24 hours.This young man shows interest and skill with building and architecture. I was wondering how I might focus his first grade level study's and peak his interest in architecture at such a young age.Or at what age I could start and where I might do this. Is there any museum's or programs focused on architecture? How young do any programs start? What are the basic requirements of first starting a real study focus on Architecture?

Attached is a list of mostly high school summer programs throughout the country for summer 2012.  Beyond institutions, there are a number of non-profits that have programs - museums, etc.  You may try visiting the following:

National Building Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Salvadori Center



Other than websites that may have resources, have him begin to draw -- drawing/sketching is probably the most useful skill of an architect along with creativity.

Another book to consider is Becoming an Architect, 2nd ed.



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