photo by Paul Goyette

After viewing photos of 100 famous structures around the world, Longfellow 5th graders each chose one that gave them the strongest emotional response. Working closely with volunteer architects from OPEF’s Architecture Adventure program, students created detailed sketches of the buildings, learning about the buildings and how to draw realistically and in perspective. A reception was held for the student architects at Oak Park’s main library on Lake Street, where their work is now on display. Click here to see a slideshow of the exhibit by Oak Park photographer Paul Goyette.