A practical introduction to architecture for aspiring teen architects
Architecture is a fascinating, diverse field that blends technology, creativity, engineering, and even psychology. Discover the possibilities with this in-depth choice in architecture books for teens. Delve into the world of architecture, learn about recent innovations in sustainability and inclusivity, and uncover the details behind real architectural projects.
Explore an overview of architectural movements and designers from prehistory to modern-day, and check out inspiring interviews with working professionals. With tons of practical advice for pursuing a career, you’ll find out how you can become an architect and help build an environmentally responsible world from the ground up!
Go beyond other architecture books for teens with:
Architecture essentials—Get to know the five basic elements of architecture: structure, program, economics, aesthetics, and region.
Creative career options—Learn what it means to work in residential or industrial architecture, specialize in historic preservation, create landscapes, innovate in urban planning, and more.
Real-world examples—Go behind the scenes on real architectural projects with colorful illustrations, breakdowns of the design process, and thoughtful examinations of their impact.
Learn all about the role of an architect with this comprehensive selection in architecture books for teens.
About the Author
DR. DANIELLE S. WILLKENS, ASSOCIATE AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C, is an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Architecture. She holds a B.S. and M.Arch from the University of Virginia, an M.Phil in architectural history and theory from Cambridge University’s St. John’s College, and a Ph.D. from University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture. Her practice and research include design/build projects, public installations, and on-site investigations.
“This book has everything a creative teen could possibly want to know about architecture and design. Danielle is as engaging an educator and historian as there is today; she has worked extensively with teens to broaden their horizons and connect their interests. A must-read for any parent or guidance counselor!” —Andrew Daley, AIA, senior associate, SHoP Architects
“Do you want to design sustainably and learn how to create structures that serve people and the environment? Do you wonder about a day in the life of an architect and the path to licensure? With succinct facts, helpful infographics, and illuminating interviews, architect and educator Danielle Willkens brings us a deep understanding of the profession’s history and how the field can balance beauty, community needs, creativity, and functionality. This book is a wonderful add to middle and high school libraries and also an invaluable resource for any humanities teacher or guidance counselor assisting youth in career exploration. Danielle has designed a powerful tool for teens who seek to further explore their passion.” —Lyn Fairchild Hawks, young adult author and educator
“This is the book I wish I had both as a kid curious about architecture and as an architecture professor. The text is delightfully funny and deeply insightful. The diverse opportunities in the multifaceted field of architecture are succinctly and compelling described in ways that invite the reader to engage in exciting new ideas. This is a great foundation for any aspiring architect to start building the structure for a dynamic career.” —J. Scott Finn, Gresham Professor Emeritus at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Auburn University