The 8th Grade students recently completed a unit on Church architecture as part of their study of Church History. After learning about architectural graphic standards and exploring the many styles used throughout the history of ecclesial architecture, the students worked in groups to design their own church buildings. Students had a strict program of spaces and features that needed to be included, and each project creatively incorporated these into beautiful and unique designs.
After completing the drawings, the students gave formal presentations of their finished designs for review and critique by their peers as well as Ms. Romano, a GCS parent and professional architect.
The students learned drafting skills, an insight into the design process for buildings, and an understanding of church buildings as sacred spaces filled with strong symbolism of the Church as the Body of Christ and other vital Christian beliefs.
All of the groups created designs of true beauty and sophistication, and the results can be seen in the hallway of the upper school building. Come by and have a look or view some of their photos here!