Friday, June 10, 2016

Van's House

Van is a second grader at Cascade Locks Elementary School.  His principal said he is interested in building things, especially with Lego's and thought it would be interesting for him to meet an Architect.  So one morning I sat down with Van and using my iPad and the app "Paper 53", designed a house for him.  My first 8 year old client.  We started with what he thought was the most important room in the house -- which turned out to be his bedroom.  Van was very clear where he wanted things, like his parents bedroom was to be upstairs.  And after some contemplation decided to add a swimming pool to the patio.  Staff at  school said he tries to make cantilever projections with Lego's and very carefully tries different configurations until he makes it work -- perhaps an engineer in the making.