This week, twenty 4-year-olds stepped out of the elevators of the Landmark Center Building in Downtown Orlando and headed to an important meeting on the fourth floor. Trinity’s VPK students began their first field trip of the year in the conference room at HKS Architects.

While it may have taken this group a bit longer than normal to climb into the black wheeled business chairs surrounding the large conference table, the wait was worth it. Through an interactive presentation and hands-on activities, an HKS architect taught students how basic shapes like squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles are the basis for beautiful and unique buildings. Students then practiced using these shapes to create their own houses and castles. After the presentation, students toured the office and were able to see architects hard at work in the design process.

Before the class headed back to Trinity, the children gave HKS a special thank you for such a great morning. They shouted in unison, “This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24)

Thank you to HKS Architects for hosting our children and for providing such a perfect real-world connection to classroom learning!