Architectural Design

Class # 47   Grades: 5- 6

Class Overview

Would you like to design your own dream house?  Then construct a scale model of your design? In this course you will get to do both and much more. We will study the world of architecture as it relates to todays society. Students will research famous architects of past and present and study some of their amazing work.  We will study shape, space and home design using several architectural websites in class. Students will work independently on their own design with the instructor’s guidance. After the design and floor plans are complete, the student will build a ¼ scale model of their design.  They will also create a power point presentation of their project. They will use plans and pictures to describe the features of their house. They will also use Google earth to find an exact location for their home. Field trips have included model home tours and architectural firm tours, as well as in class guest architects.


Fred Feirn

Fred Feirn is an industrial tech teacher in the White Bear Lake School District where he teaches CAD (Computer Aided Drafting).    He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a BS in Technology Education with concentration in manufacturing engineering and drafting and design and a Career and Technical Vocational degree from UW-Stout and Masters of education degree from UW-River Falls.  This is Mr. Feirn’s twelfth year with Summer Academy.


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