BUILD NYC (new!)

BUILD NYC is an installation of interactive building stations with playful materials and challenges that expose people of all ages to diverse works of architecture, design, engineering and construction. Elements include:

  • custom-designed, pop-up infrastructure for building together;
  • Lego, Imagination Playground blocks, MagnaTiles, and more;
  • self-guided activities contributed by architects, engineers, educators;
  • books on architecture and engineering;
  • staff and volunteers to facilitate.

We’re looking for architecture, engineering, and construction firms to get involved. Become a Founding Sponsor of BUILD NYC and help us bring this experience to the streets of NYC. Share a prompt for building that will inspire New Yorkers to learn about the city’s built environment. Bring your employees out on the streets to help get New Yorkers building things together. Contact Leslie Davol. Thanks for your support!

Help us launch BUILD NYC in 2018!

BUILD NYC will travel across New York City with a special focus on underserved neighborhoods where art and education resources can be scarce. Your donation can help us share these great materials in all neighborhoods of New York City.

Become a sponsor of BUILD NYC!

BUILD NYC Supporters:

BUILD NYC is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The Laura B. Vogler

Start-up funding for program development generously provided by The Laura B. Vogler Foundation.

BUILD NYC In-Kind Supporters:

Blog posts about BUILD NYC:

New program BUILD NYC deploys to Mott St in Chinatown

BUILD NYC is our new program that offers the public a way to build together and explore challenges in architecture, design, engineering and construction. On May 20, we brought BUILD to Chinatown for the Asian Pacific American Weekend Walk hosted by Chinatown...

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BUILD prototype launched at Design Walk Brooklyn!

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on a new installation that lets New Yorkers learn about the city’s architecture, engineering, and construction, while building together with LEGO, Magna-Tiles, Imagination Playground Blocks, and more. Despite...

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