Design LAB 2017: BRIDGE on display at Main Library

Who: The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

What: Design LAB Exhibition 2017

Where: The Main Library Atrium, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati

When: April 29–May 6, 2017

Why: In partnership with the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, the Library introduces the Design LAB exhibit (formerly the Architecture by Children exhibit), the final piece of an in-classroom design education program tailored to broaden and deepen student awareness, appreciation, and active participation in our built environment. Local professionals teamed up with educators to guide students through a real-world, themed design problem, emphasizing the development of: research and observation, critical-thinking, problem-solving, verbal and visual communication, creative expression and presentation skills.

This year’s project theme, "Bridge," challenged students to interview, research, program, design, build models and push the limits of a bridge. Students had the opportunity to create a three-dimensional model and design process board. Selected projects for students in kindergarten through grade 12 will be on display in the atrium.

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