April 9th – 10th
Stay Tuned! Registration coming in early March.
Picture a large-scale model of a fictional city grid. Add hundreds of children and their families, choosing sites and building structures within zoning limitations spelled out by their building permit. After a building review, the children-architects are issued a certificate of occupancy by a building inspector. It’s architecture, it’s construction, it’s design. It’s children learning and having fun, with architects as their guides
KidsBuild! was first held in June 1992 in conjunction with the national AIA Convention at the Museum of Science, Boston. Since then the event has become an annual BSA/LBD/BSA Foundation program at BSA Space on Atlantic Wharf. We are committed to engaging children in hands-on, interactive explorations of architecture and urban design.
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KidsBuild! 2015. A special thanks to our 2015 sponsors, donors and volunteers!
Sponsors Acentech | Boston Properties/ Atlantic Wharf | BSA Foundation | Commodore Builders | Chapman Construction/Design | DBA-W Architects | Margulies Perruzzi Architects | Massachusetts Cultural Council | WB Engineers+Consultants
Services & Volunteer Support Andrew T Johnson | Boloco | Bruegger’s | FASTSIGNS, Waltham | Gensler | Massachusetts Convention Center Authority | NRI | SignWorks Group | Starbucks, Brighton Village & Solider’s Field Road | Whole Foods, Charles River Plaza
Building Materials & Supplies ADD Inc./ Stantec | Americraft Carton | ARC | Architerra | Arrowstreet | Artaic | Beacon Architectural Associates | bh+a | BKA Architects, Inc. | Bruner/Cott & Associates | Sandra Roedel/Building & Design Resources, Inc. | Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. | Community Design Partnership | ci design, inc. | DBA-W Architects | Dollar Tree, Brighton | Dyer Brown Architects | FilzFelt | Goody Clancy | Gensler | Gregorian Rugs | Home Depot, Watertown | Jeff Kennedy Associates, Inc. | Johnsonite | Kalin Associates | Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting | Lyons/Zarembai | Payette | Phelan Construction | Pinck & Co. | PolarTec | PPG Architectural Coatings | Rand Whitney| Recycled Paper Printing, Inc. | Salesmaster Flooring Solutions | Studio G Architects | Tappe Architects | The Tile Shop, Natick | Tiles Plus More | Utrecht, Boston | Ver-Tex Construction Specialities, Inc.
Pei Wan Cheng
Mike Lawrie – Photography
Maisie O’Brien – Videography
Lisa Goodwin Robbins*
*indicates Planning Committee
KidsBuild! 2014 was presented by LBD:MA with support from:
Sponsors and Services Boston Architectural College | Boloco | Boston Architectural College | Boston Properties/ Atlantic Wharf | Boston Society of Architects | CE Floyd | Chapman Construction | Commodore Builders | DBA-W Architects | FASTSIGNS – Waltham | Lyons Zaremba | Margulies Perruzzi Architects | MassSAVE | Massachusetts Convention Center Authority | NRI | WB Engineers + Consultants | Whole Foods – Charles River Plaza
Building Materials ADD Inc. | Americraft Carton | Arrowstreet | BKA Architects | DBA-W Architects | Dixon Salon Architects | Dyer Brown & Associates | FilzFelt | Gensler | Home Depot – Watertown | Johnsonite | K. Peterson Associates | Kalin Associates | Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting | Olson Lewis + Architects | Payette | Perkins + Will | Polartec | PPG Architectural Finishes | Rand Whitney | Shepley Bulfinch | Studio G Architects | Tappe Associates | TRO JB | USG | Utrecht | WB Mason | Wilson Architects
Volunteer Event Planning Committee: Ashley Dunn, Danielle Pactovis, Ingrid Shuttleworth, Jen Littlefield, Julie Misiewicz, Lee Dykxxhoorn, Lisa Goodwin Robbins, Polly Carpenter (LBD:MA Program Director), Priya Kalwani, Robin Greenberg (Chair), Sarah Jump, Sofia Singler, Thomas Schwake
KidsBuild! 2013 was presented by LBD:MA with support from the Boston Society of Architects , the Boston Foundation of Architecture, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and other generous sponsors.