ARkidECTURE + design A+D Museum collaborates with Architecture
and Design firms in the greater Los Angeles area to produce
exceptional design-build workshops
ARkidECTURE + design consists of a series of one-day workshops for children ages 7-12 hosted by Los Angeles Architecture and Design firms. Under the guidance of professional architects and designers, the children explore these creative industries through hands-on projects. ARkidECTURE + design was the proud recipient of the 2007 Award of Merit from The American Architectural Foundation.
A+D Museum will host a collection of ARkidECTURE + design workshops this Summer at the offices of Los Angeles architecture and design firms. Workshops take place Saturday's from 10am - 1pm. To receive updates on upcoming workshops - sign up for the A+D email list here. Dates and workshop details to be announced soon!
A SELECTION OF PAST WORKSHOPS
The Haute Seat with Clive Wilkinson Architects
During this workshop, ARkidECTs designed and constructed their very own chair out of unconventional materials.
PlaySpace with Rios Clementi Hale
This workshop highlighted the multidisciplinary approach to design, allowing ARkidECTs to build the Playspace of their imagination. ARkidECTs were introduced to a variety of design tools used by architects, landscape architects and product designers, enabling them to develop dynamic, creative Playspaces. Senior design staff from RCH Studios, including RCH Studios & notNeutral Principal Julie Smith-Clementi were on hand to provide expertise and guidance during the workshop.
Park Puzzle with Mia Lehrer + Associates
In line with Mia Lehrer + Associates' work in landscape architecture, this workshop was geared towards introducing children to the design and construction of parks and public space. Using provided materials, participating children created their "piece of the park puzzle" - no piece was alike, and at the end of theARkidECTURE + design workshop, the pieces will be put together to form one amazing park puzzle. Children playfully exploredthe basics of landscape design and used their own experience to imagine the different elements of a public park.
Bridge To Somewhere with Erlich Architects
During this workshop, ARkidECTs planned and constructing their very own bridge. Whether it was indoors or outdoors, hanging or suspended, the BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE was allowed to be anything the ARkidECTs could think of. Steven Ehrlich and architects Whitney Wyatt and Patti Rhee of the award-winning Ehrlich Architects gave a tour of the office, a history of bridges, and led the workshop.
Building Downtown with Harley Ellis Devereaux
Using Downtown Los Angeles as a model, this A+D workshop with Harley Ellis Deveraux encouraged ARkidECTs to view their city through a different lens. Understanding of urban planning was cultivated through a construction of the children's very own miniature city, with emphasis on scale, zoning laws and perspective.
Day as a Designer, part of Making & Museums Summer Camp 2012 in partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Craft and Folk Art Museum
During 'Day as a Designer', children were invited to participate in a series of fun and educational design-based activities at A+D! As a part of a week-long summer camp organized with partner institutions along the Miracle Mile, Petersen Automotive Museum and Craft and Folk Art Museum, 'Day as a Designer' introduced children to various areas of design, as well as guided them through an exciting creative process with every project.
WaterLAB with Leigh Jerrard of Greywater Corps
at A+D Museum's Stephen Kanner Education Center for Architecture and Design
Where does our water come from? Where does it go after we use it? Are there alternative strategies for closing this loop? Please join Architect and greywater expert Leigh Jerrard to investigate these questions and build your own wacky water delivery system. We’ll have tons of PVC pipe and fittings, marbles, hand pumps, and of course water! With the assistance of our experts, kids will build contraptions out of PVC parts, then hook them up to our hand pump to see what happens! Along the way we’ll learn how energy and water are interconnected and what you can do to help save this precious resource.
CONNECT WITH EAMES The Eames Office
Children enjoyed the opportunity to learn all about the wonderful world of Charles and Ray Eames at A+D Museum's ARkidECTURE + design workshop at The Eames Office Saturday, January 14th. Carla Hartman, Education Director and granddaughter of Charles and Ray Eames, lead this educational workshop where children will created their very own Eames designs including a custom 'Eames House of Cards' and a miniature paper chair. A tour of the Eames Office exhibition, Essential Eames: the Design of Knowledge, and its interactive component was also given. Photos from the days workshop here.
STEP TO DESIGN WORKSHOP with Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
A+D Museum and MRY hosted a children’s workshop exploring the world of staircases. Children worked alongside professional architects to plan, design and build a staircase. Whether their models were sweeping and grand or sky-high and wild, ARkidECTs gained hands-on experience in the world of a professional architect... stepping up to the design of their imaginations.
Photos from the day's workshop here.
'MUSEUM OF ME' WORKSHOP with Sussman/Prezja
Children explored the world of Environmental Graphics with A+D Museum and Sussman-Prejza. Working alongside professional designers, ARkidTECTS created their own ‘Museum of Me’. These ARkidECTs learned some of the key elements of Environmental Graphics by channeling expression of their personality through color, mood, space, and scale in this one day workshop. Colors and sparkles and felt, oh my! Museum of Me workshop photos here.
THANK YOU TO A+D Museum ARkidECTURE + design SPONSORS
*ARkidECTURE tickets are transferable to another guest for the same event, but are nonrefundable.
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