Design is a Catalyst for Learning! When children are engaged in the process of designing, they are learning to identify needs, frame problems, work collaboratively, explore and appreciate the contexts within which a solution must work, weigh alternatives, and communicate their ideas verbally, graphically, and in three dimensions. This program is introducing the discipline of architecture to kids, to nurture their talents, interests, & encourage interdisciplinary pollination of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) topics.

In this course, children will learn and practice elements of structural design and build three dimensional structures and buildings using wide range of materials (including clay, wood blocks, cardboards, foam boards, discarded material, etc.). They’ll learn how architects combine functional needs for a building with designs that excite our imaginations.