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Historic Resources Committee

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



Teaching Youngsters to become Creators and Stewards of the Built Environment

Educator Francesco “Chip” Piatti, will share techniques he has developed over several decades for imparting analytical and creative design skills to children as young as five years old. Tailoring an architectural design curriculum to his pupils’ skills and abilities, Chip draws on an incredible variety of engaging and inspirational topics.

Currently a professor of History, Theory and Design at the Boston Architectural College, Mr. Piatti conducts research in ecclesiastical and roadside architecture and focuses on design education, especially for young students. He was director of architectural education for the City of Medford public schools for 18 years and, for the past 26 years, he has run the Innovations Program for the City of Newton Community Education. Chip is a longtime member of the New England chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Puppeteers of America.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available

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