Architecture Students Design Poetry-Inspired Structures

Second-year architecture students used poetry as inspiration to design creative structures in their CAD/Rendering class with Upper School Fine & Performing Arts Teacher Patrick Huber. Students selected a poem and created a series of sketches suggested by the piece’s imagery. From there, they imagined a client for whom the poem might be important and dreamt up a structure commissioned by that client.

Bonnie Sneider ’21 appreciated how the project inspired her to think differently. “I really loved this project because it allowed me to put poetry into action. I learned how to think about poetry in a completely new and practical way—in terms of buildings! As always, Mr. Huber supported us as we explored our interpretations of the poem and added unique design elements to the structures we created on Vectorworks. Who would’ve thought that eight lines of a poem could drive the entire creation of a building!”