I always knew my sister was a talented architect, but after she was invited to speak as the expert lecturer at the LEGO Architecture Studio event at the Willow Grove Barnes & Noble, I knew she was really going to make the most of teaching the young kids in her charge about architecture.
My mom, dad, sister, and I ventured out to the Barnes & Noble in Willow Grove, arriving early so Meghan could set up and prepare to teach children about the foundations of architecture, and the integral role Legos can play.
After taking Meghan’s lesson on scale, models, and repetition in architecture, the kids were tasked with constructing their own buildings out of Legos. Meghan had the help of two Temple Owl Barnes & Noble employees: Temple political science alumna, Alana Shaw, and current Temple student, Alex Byrd.
Meghan’s played and built with Legos for as long as I can remember; space shuttles, Hogwarts, ninjas, world landmarks, and original creations were displayed all over our house. After working on large-scale projects through Temple’s chapter of AIAS Freedom by Design like CANstruction, constructing a wheelchair ramp for a resident of West Philadelphia, interning with Dumack Engineering, and guest lecturing at this Lego event, Meghan’s ultimate goal is to intern for LEGO in the near future.
The event was definitely a hit with the kids, who were thrilled to make houses, bridges, and buildings out of Legos. They were absorbing the lessons of scale and models without even realizing it! Meghan was a great, hands-on instructor, and the kids were absolutely loving her opinions, approval, and advice.
She’s definitely Temple Made…while actually making things out of Legos! Can you make me a Hooter the Owl made out of Legos, Sissy?