The 8th Grade recently completed their church architecture unit as part of their study of Church history in Religion class. After an introduction to drafting graphic standards and important historical styles, the students were given a rigorous architectural program which each group used to design their own church and present it graphically in plan, elevation, and section.
In addition to learning drafting skills, the students explored the strong symbolism present in ecclesial architecture and how design decisions affect built environments. Each group presented their finished design and explained how it symbolizes the Body of Christ and a meeting of Heaven and Earth. Professional architect and GCS parent Romina Romano came in to offer her professional feedback on the students' designs.
The finished projects are proudly hanging in the Upper School hallway-- come up and check them out!