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.

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

Help us expand BUILD NYC in 2019!

BUILD NYC is traveling 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 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
Foundation

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

BUILD NYC In-Kind Supporters:

Blog posts about BUILD NYC:

Making a place for learning at NYCHA public housing

Making a place for learning at NYCHA public housing

Many NYC kids who live in low-income neighborhoods report that there is little to do over the summer, especially when camps and cultural institutions are out of reach. To help fix that, for six weeks this summer, we created a safe place to hang out and learn next to...

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Building together at a Brooklyn indoor block party

Building together at a Brooklyn indoor block party

New York could use some more places for families to gather in the winter. Thanks to Brooklyn Bridge Parents for stepping in and creating an indoor Block Party at Citypoint this weekend! We brought our BUILD program inside for the day, and we're looking forward to...

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We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!