BUILD

Pop-up building station

BUILD 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.

BUILD 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.

BUILD Supporters:

BUILD 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 In-Kind Supporters:

Blog posts about BUILD:

BUILD returns to Chelsea Market, outdoors!

BUILD returns to Chelsea Market, outdoors!

BUILD brings interactive building stations with playful materials and challenges to the street. And now, New Yorkers of all ages can gather and build together, in all weather, at the heated, curbside dining areas along West 16th St. All while keeping safely apart....

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New community partnership with Chelsea Market

New community partnership with Chelsea Market

Since 2019, Street Lab has activated public areas of Chelsea Market with programs that bring the neighborhood together and connect people from all walks of life. Check out a new page that describes what we're creating at the market in 2021.

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