Skip to content

*POSTPONED* Family Design Day: How Low Can You Go?

FDD 0322 photo1

Image courtesy of BSA Staff.

  • COST

    $10, $8 for BSA members, $2 for Massachusetts EBT card holders

  • TYPE



    Design Enthusiasts

There is more to picking what material to build a building from than just an architect’s choice. Building materials have huge consequences on how a building impacts both environmental and cultural sustainability. This month, we will explore the exhibition DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures to learn how about the pros and cons of four universal building materials – wood, masonry, steel, and concrete. Young designers will be challenged to design a building with limited materials, where each material choice could make the difference between a building that has a positive impact for humans and the planet or one that does not.

This family program is designed for parents and children aged five to 13 years old. A maximum ratio of one adult per three children will be required. Please register both children and adults.

Family Design Day programs encourage children and adults to observe, explore, and design together. In these two-hour hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design through exhibit tours, walking tours, or slide shows and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and design educators lead the activities focused on the built environment of Boston and the world.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase. The program begins promptly at start time.

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space image release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

Lead supporters of youth design education through Provoking Change Legacy Circle membership:

Boston Properties

HMFH Architects