Design isn’t part of traditional curricula, and that’s a shame, because kids can learn so much from the process — from planning and problem-solving to cooperating and public speaking.
Project-based education venture
Through engaging learning programs grounded in architecture, design, engineering and urban planning, ArchForKids spurs young people to explore how the constructed world around them affects who they are and how they live.
As young designers create parks and dream houses, go on “I Spy” architecture walks and construct skyscrapers and sustainable cities, they apply academic concepts to real world situations. In addition, they gain a deeper understanding – and appreciation – of their own communities and the wider world.
ArchForKids partners with schools, libraries, cultural institutions, public agencies and community organizations. Programs include in-school residencies, out-of-school time programs, design challenges, workshops, camps, architecture walks and more.