- THE OAA
- NEWS & EVENTS
- PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
- PUBLIC RESOURCES
- DISCOVER AN ARCHITECT
The secondary school curriculum offers students a broad range of opportunities to integrate architectural learning into many subjects including:
Visual Arts: In the secondary grades, students will further study the elements and principles of design and will work with a variety of materials, processes, techniques and styles. Students will be required to apply an understanding of the elements and principles of design to personal, historical, and contemporary artworks, demonstrate an understanding of career options in the visual arts, differentiate historical artworks by content, theme, style, techniques, and materials, and describe the impact of art practices and materials on the environment.
Resource: DiscoverDesign.org was launched in early 2012 by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. It is a website that guides students through the design process with a step-by-step formula and provides the opportunity to exchange ideas with a range of other students, educators, and professionals. Click here to get started.
Mathematics will cover a range of applications specific to architecture in grades 9-12 including, problem solving, geometry and calculus.
Social Sciences and Humanities:
Fashion, Challenges and Changes in Society, Fashion and Creative expression.
Communications Technology, Construction Technology, Technological Design, Computer Engineering
Guidance and Career Education
Activity: Our Architectural Heritage
Subject: Art/Social Sciences and Humanities/Mathematics/Career Education
Objectives: Students will demonstrate an awareness of historical architectural characteristics and analyze building styles and materials in regard to geographical location.
1. Sketch, identify and describe 3 examples of the following:
2. Part 1: Using words, sketches, magazines or photographs, describe two of the following:
Part 2: Give your opinion of the influence of the geographical location (weather, available materials, etc.) on housing styles.
For those students interested in pursuing a career in Architecture:
Visit www.oaa.on.ca for more information on architects in Ontario.