Penn Treaty Architecture Project

Project Title: Architecture Project

Description: Students create a floor plan for their desired rooms and use different tools to learn perspective.

Author: Francesca

Grade level or Target Age Range: middle school and high school

Historical Art Examples or References: Architectural Blueprints used for Princeton University.

Materials: Graph paper, architecture rulers, pencils, erasers, blank paper

Anticipatory Set: Discussion on the way architects design spaces.


1. Figure out the scale of the graphing paper

2. Pencil in objects in the room from above perspective

3. Take a blank sheet and add a horizon line, with a vanishing point on it

4. 1 Point Perspective: Draw a box below the horizon line and connect its closest corners to the vanishing point.

Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

  1. What is perspective?
  2. How do architects design spaces?
  3. How can I design my own space?

Instructional Reflection: It helps to remind students about which perspective they are using. Often they would forget which perspective they were using and draw something from the side instead from above. Also, stencils would be an appropriate tool to add to the design (i.e: brick walls)