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KidsBuild! @ Home 2021

We had over 90 families request the KidsBuild! @ Home workbook this spring. We are thrilled to present to you the KidsBuild! approved buildings for 2021.

Thank you for celebrating 25 years of KidsBuild!

KidsBuild! celebrated 25 years in April complete with a new logo, a ‘birthday card’ and a weekend filled with building. KidsBuild! is the largest annual Family Design Day event and provides children with a hands-on, interactive learning experience. The event was developed by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) in 1992. This year, KidsBuild! was held at BSA Space on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017. Guided by volunteer design professionals, over 250 families chose a construction site from a fictional city grid, designed and built a building, and were awarded Certificates of Occupancy from the city building inspectors.

Thank you to all volunteers, sponsors, donors, and participants who helped make KidsBuild! 2017 a success!

See photos HERE.

Visit our archive photo gallery on Flickr

KidsBuild 2013

Visit our video gallery on YouTube


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  2. This is Great! I had a question, how do you initiate a kids thought process on designing ?

    • Adeel,
      We start the process by having the children select a site and building type. In the selection process, we ask a lot of questions to the children. Before they start construction, we encourage them to visit the site to be inspired by the surroundings and to sketch.
      f you are in the Boston area, I hope that you’ll come to our next event.