BUILD NYC (coming 2018)

BUILD NYC will be an installation of interactive building stations featuring a range of materials with which to build, as well as design and engineering challenges that expose people to diverse works of architecture, design, engineering and construction. Elements will include:

  • custom-designed carts, with table-surfaces for building and benches for seating;
  • building blocks, Lego, Imagination Playground blocks, MagnaTiles, Tegu blocks, and more;
  • paper, pencils, stamps, and stencils;
  • self-guided activities contributed by architects, engineers, and educators;
  • books on architecture and engineering;
  • staff and volunteers to facilitate.

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.

We’re looking for architecture, engineering, and construction firms to get involved. Become a Founding Sponsor of BUILD NYC and help us bring building toys/materials 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 (and have your employees come up with their own, hands-on, building activity). Contact Leslie Davol to get involved. Thanks for your support!

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:

Uni lands at Von King Park in Bed Stuy

The Uni was in Bed Stuy today, visiting Von King Park. Our work here is in partnership with NYC Parks to support of the Community Parks Initiative, an effort to invest in neighborhood parks with the greatest needs. Lots of families were out and grills were getting...

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Uni DRAW visits SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects are generous sponsors of DRAW NYC, our program that lets New Yorkers gather around drawing in public space. At the invitation of Kimberly Holden, a SHoP founder and principal, we dropped by the office this week, bringing the portable drawing studio...

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