Architecture is when you design a house.
If you are an architect, you can only design
houses and lots of buildings.
Architects don’t design stuff like lawnmowers.
They don’t make things; they really just design them.
Architects draw the house, then they show it to
the builders so they know what to do.
They are really good at doing very straight lines.
Their lines have to be very straight.
If there were none of them, there would not be that many buildings and houses. That is why they are so helpful.
This poem was highly commended in the Tamariki category of the 2022 Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing.
Painting by Catherine Kay Greenup, from Unsplash