Last Thursday marked the beginning of the exhibition for the Architects in School program in Portland, OR of which I was a participant.

Was I the architect? Or was I the student?

The answer is both, always both.

The exhibit was the conclusion of extensive collaboration between professionals, classroom teachers, and students (grades 3 through 5). My team consisted of two architecture graduate students, two established elementary school teachers, and 29 third and fourth grade students. We met every other week in Forest Grove, OR in a classroom portable just past the Urban Growth Boundary: farmland, cows, and nurseries.

In the following posts, I will be recapping the wonderful experience starting with “linked-arm arcades” through our community on the Moon.

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