Archi-Builder Studio

Do you love buildings – drawing houses, building structures, designing a pillow fort? 

This multi-series architectural program intends to engage students in the design process used by architects to build scale models of habitable spaces of their own imagining. At each session, the young architects will work in teams to learn processes and techniques to progress their ideas into a final design.

Design and presentation skills will be fostered throughout the series in preparation for a science fair where participants will be able to staff a booth and share their new skills and experiences with visitors. 

Architecture is one of the most exciting fields that not only uses all of the STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) but also encourages creative thinking through art and design skills. 

Limit to 32 students
Age Group: 10-14 years old

Our 2018 Archi-Builder Studio will take you to another planet- MARS! Students will work to build a model of a habitable community that will be displayed at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 7 and 8. 

It will consist of 5 workshops on the following dates:

Workshop 1: Saturday, February 3
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 2: Saturday, February 24
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 3: Saturday, March 3
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 4: Saturday, March 24
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 5: Saturday, March 31
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Participants will also help work the booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival April 7-8, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

$60 per child  for AIA | DC and DAC Members
$75 per child for non-members

Cost includes all 5 Archi-Builder Studio sessions.

Scholarships available.

This program is made possible through support from the Hattie S. Strong Foundation.