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Fall Family Design Days @BSA SPACE

Family Design Day Programs @ BSA SPACE encourage children and adults to observe, explore and design together. In these 2 hour, hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design of Boston and the world through exhibit tours, neighborhood walking tours or slide shows, and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and Designers lead these programs.

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 @ BSA SPACE, 290 Congress St., Boston

Family Design Day Schedule: 

  • September 22 Who Made My Stuff? LEGO Challenge
  • October 20 Heroes & Villains Canstruction Tour
  • November 17 Boston Bridges
  • December 15 Gingerbread Design

Click here For More Information and Event Registrations

Please see our Volunteer Page to volunteer for any of these events.

Family programs are designed for children ages 5 – 13, accompanied by an adult (a maximum ratio of three children per one adult will be required).

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Summer STEAM

Rising ninth grade girls from the Apprentice Learning City Summer Internship program visited BSA Space in July as part of Summer STEAM, a new BSA Foundation initiative that served over 150 students with hands-on real world-problem solving. The students tackled the challenge of replacing the Northern Avenue Bridge in a way that can ease mobility in the neighborhood and, at the same time, create a community asset. The workshop began with a site visit to the bridge to learn its history and understand its context. Back at BSA Space, the students tested potential structural systems and then began brainstorming solutions to the challenge that the city has laid out: to create a bridge that improves mobility, honors history, strengthens resiliency, and creates a destination for the neighborhood.

The students drew and then built models of their ideas and presented them to a panel of architects. The panel praised the students for their ingenious and elegant solutions – an open-air museum highlighting the city’s industrial past, a café that serves greens grown on an adjacent garden on the channel, and an interactive installation for local artists’ work. Inclusiveness was a recurring theme with the students being most interested in creating a place that welcomes everyone – Bostonians from every neighborhood as well as visitors to the city. The designs will be shared with the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force for the project.

Summer STEAM is supported in part by a K-8 Learning By Design grant, a program developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and funded by the Armstrong World Industries (AWI) Foundation.

 

 

 

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BSA Architecture/Design College Fair

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10:00 AM2:00 PM
Price: Free and open to high school and undergraduate students
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress St. Boston MA 02210

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Are you thinking about a career in architecture, interior design, or landscape design? If so, explore the possibilities at the BSA Architecture/Design College Fair.

Representatives of more than 40 colleges and universities will be on hand at the BSA’s Architecture/Design College Fair to answer questions about portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more. Learn what it takes to succeed—attend free workshops.

Applicants for graduate degrees are welcome.

In addition to the college marketplace, you’ll find information sessions for design-focused students. Hear the inside story from the keynote speaker, who will describe pathways towards the profession as well as from a panel of professionals who will present the rewards and benefits of an architecture education.

More information and a list of participating schools is HERE.

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Winter/Spring Family Design Days @BSA SPACE

Family Design Day Programs @ BSA SPACE encourage children and adults to observe, explore and design together. In these 2 hour, hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design of Boston and the world through exhibit tours, neighborhood walking tours or slide shows, and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and Designers lead these programs.

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 @ BSA SPACE, 290 Congress St., Boston

Family Design Day Schedule: 

  • January 20 Skyscraper Challenge
  • February 24 Animal Habitats
  • March 17 Mosaics and Architecture
  • April 7 & 8 KidsBuild!
  • May 19 Treehouses
  • June 16 Greening the City

Click here For More Information and Event Registrations

Please see our Volunteer Page to volunteer for any of these events.

Family programs are designed for children ages 5 – 13, accompanied by an adult (a maximum ratio of three children per one adult will be required).

Thank you to Atlantic Wharf and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting Family Design Days @BSA SPACE.

 

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Fall Family Design Days @BSA SPACE

Tour during Family Design Day. Photo by Mike Lawrie

 

Family Design Day Programs @ BSA SPACE encourage children and adults to observe, explore and design together. In these 2 hour, hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design of Boston and the world through exhibit tours, neighborhood walking tours or slide shows, and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and Designers lead these programs.

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 @ BSA SPACE, 290 Congress St., Boston

Family Design Day Schedule: 

  • September 30 Temporary Structures
  • October 21 Housing Mythical Creatures
  • November 18 Bridges!
  • December 16 Gingerbread Design

Click here For More Information and Event Registrations

Please see our Volunteer Page to volunteer for any of these events.

Family programs are designed for children ages 5 – 13, accompanied by an adult (a maximum ratio of three children per one adult will be required).

Thank you to Atlantic Wharf and the Boston Cultural Council for supporting Family Design Days @BSA SPACE.

 

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Architecture/Design College Fair

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM2:00 PM
Price: Free and open to high school and undergraduate students
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress St. Boston MA 02210

Are you thinking about a career in architecture, interior design, or landscape design? If so, explore the possibilities at the BSA Architecture/Design College Fair.

Representatives of more than 40 colleges and universities will be on hand at the BSA’s Architecture/Design College Fair to answer questions about portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more. Learn what it takes to succeed—attend free workshops.

In addition to this College Marketplace, you’ll find workshops for design-focused students. Hear the inside story from our keynote speaker who will describe “the life of an architect” and what it’s really like to be in architecture school. You can also get tips on portfolio requirements, and choosing the right school.

More information and a list of participating schools is HERE.

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Downtown Playdates @ BSA Space: LEGO Challenge

Drop in for a LEGO® Challenge during the Downtown Playdates series using your imagination and an extensive collection of LEGO® Bricks. Each week participants will face a different design challenge including creating the tallest tower, reimagining a Boston neighborhood, designing a new neighborhood, or picturing buildings resilient to sea level rise. Join BSA Space’s design team for a brick ton of fun while envisioning Boston’s future using your favorite design tool.

Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, July 22 – September 16
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston 02210

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Image courtesy of Mike Lawrie.

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