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This camp for first-time Girls Build! participants will help girls ages 11-14 understand the nuts and bolts of architecture and design. Together we’ll use the design process to explore the fundamentals of designing an affordable dream home!

April 6, 2020
9:00 am
Scholarship based on application*
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

In this camp, the girls will work through the design process to create their dream houses, while taking into account real-world issues like sustainability and affordability. Participants will learn sketching, computer modeling and 3D model-making. The camp concludes with the girls presenting their models at a final showcase.

Girls Build! is a year-round STEM and leadership development program designed to inspire middle school girls to explore their interests in architecture, construction, engineering and design. During the program, the girls get to know women working in the fields of architecture and design, who serve as program instructors, role models and mentors. They'll use the Design Process to develop hands-on projects and build collaboration, teamwork, communication and presentation skills—providing a foundation for the girls to become the next generation of engineers, architects and designers.

*The Girls Build!: Affordable Dream House is a scholarship program for girls ages 11-14 enrolled in Chicago Public Schools. An application is required to be considered for enrollment. Upon application review, students may be asked to participate in an one-on-one interview with the program instructor.

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  • Registration includes all dates in the program: April 6—9, 2020.
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