Middle School Art Educator Ryan Lilienthal and Lower School Art and Maker Educator Maggie Rose gathered a team of Princeton Academy students to participate in the first Building Princeton event hosted by the Historical Society of Princeton.
Building Princeton (using 70,000 LEGO building blocks) was designed to increase awareness of the town's rich architectural heritage. Fifty teams each received a photograph and story of a historic building, which they were asked to build within the 2-hour program. Our Princeton Academy team was given the challenge of building our very own Kalkus House (formerly and known historically in Princeton as Manor House). When the models were finished, they were placed on a 30-foot map of Princeton, providing an amazing aerial view of the town.
Led by Architect Stephen W. Schwartz of Building Blocks Workshops, Princeton joins other New Jersey cities that have participated in this program, including Montclair, Morristown and Summit.
At the conclusion of the program each family received a copy of "The Princeton Architectural Treasure Hunt Map" and were encouraged to go out as a family and find the real buildings.
Thank you to Mr. Lilienthal and Ms. Rose for supporting our boys in this amazing opportunity and what an honor it was for a building on our very own campus to be featured! #PASHProud