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This 8-week class invites girls ages 11-14 to understand architecture through the work of Chicago's historic women designers. We'll go on site visits in the city, research iconic figures and develop visual literacy and architecture design skills.

Free upon application review*
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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! Fall 2018 class 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. Scholarship applications are due Aug. 31, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status by Sept. 12, 2018.

  • Registration includes all dates in the program: Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. We will be skipping 10/14. 
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This program is generously supported by

Girls Build! Fall 2018 sponsors

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