The Future Architect’s Tool Kit
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The Future Architect’s Tool Kit

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Children with dreams of designing buildings will discover how architects actually work in this workbook, which builds on the concepts introduced in The Future Architect’s Handbook. It walks readers through the drawings created by Aaron, a young architect building his own home. Going a step further, children will learn how to create their own drawings and build a model of their design, using an included tool kit consisting of graph paper and an architect's scale, pencil, and drafting eraser. Finally, readers are challenged to design homes for a group of imaginary clients. Freehand pen-and-ink drawings bring the instructions to life. This book is the perfect introduction to what an architect does at work and why buildings look and function as they do. Ideal for middle grades ages 8–13, but creative adults will also find it inspiring.

Barbara Beck is a licensed architect in Annapolis, Maryland. She shares her studio and home with her husband, Rick, and dog, Tommy. Originally from St. Louis, she earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Kansas.

  • 48 pages
  • Kit includes book, graph paper, architect's scale, pencil and drafting eraser
  • 12 × 9 × 1.5 in (30.48 × 22.86 × 3.81 cm)