Kidstruction: The Big City

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Kidstruction: A FREE architecture and building event for children! April 14, 2012!

Mission

The goals of this outreach event include: Raise awareness of the profession of architecture in the community; Engage children in activities similar to the roles of an architect; and Provide a safe and fun environment where children can be creative.

Overview

As part of National Architecture Week 2012, the AIA Blue Ridge chapter is hosting “Kidstruction: The Big City” a FREE program at the Taubman Museum of Art on April 14, 2012. Hint: The event will include 40,000+ LEGOs®. The AIA Blue Ridge is excited to present this event with our platinum sponsor, Clark Nexsen, as well as our sponsors: Bill Chapman Enterprises, Eye Care and Surgery, G & H Contracting, SFCS, Spectrum Design, Trane, Member One FCU, and Pella Windows and Doors.

Description

Every April, chapters in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are encouraged to host events for National Architecture Week with the purpose to raise awareness of the achievements of architects as well as the impact of architecture on our daily lives. AIA chapters large and small will host special events such as outreach programs, receptions, lectures, tours, film screenings, award programs, and open houses.

General Information Kidstruction activities include:

– LEGO® City: Children will help construct a miniature city from 40,000 LEGOs®
– Block City: Toddlers will have fun building, and destroying, with cardboard bricks
– Coloring Contest: Children can enter by coloring a custom designed coloring sheet

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