Imagine your child being the next great architect, following in the footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Gehry, Ieoh Ming Pei, or Zaha Hadid. In Young Architects: Designing the Future this dream can come true!
The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is pleased to present Young Architects: Designing the Future, an exhibit designed by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland and sponsored by the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation. In this exhibit, which highlights famous architects as inspiration and various block building media for a hands-on interactive learning experience, children will become young architects as they design for the future.
Young Architects is divided into three main areas - live, work and play - with each area highlighting one or more renowned architect accompanied by photographs of their iconic buildings. As children observe these various structures, they will be challenged to contemplate such questions as: Why does it look the way it does? What is it used for? What materials were used in its construction?
Included within the exhibit will be hundreds of assorted building blocks - wooden, plastic, foam, and more in a huge variety of colors, shapes and sizes - inspiring children (and adults) to either attempt to replicate the amazing designs illustrated or to let their creativity soar as they design and build a structure that is uniquely their own. By participating in this open-ended, hands-on, creative learning opportunity, children will become more meaningfully involved with the concepts of math and science, as well as experience the ways gravity, compression, and tension affect their building’s construction and stability.
The exhibit will be on display beginning October 26, 2012, and will remain on the GEHC campus until January 19, 2013. The exhibit is included in GEHC admission.