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

How do you take something old and make it new again? Girls ages 11-14 are welcome to explore this question over six weeks by learning about adaptive re-use. In the process, they’ll create renderings and 3D models of their own repurposed structure.

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.

  • Registration includes all dates in the program: Sep. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10
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