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BOX CITY 2018

May 19, 2018

The Denver Architecture Foundation is proud to present BOX CITY 2018 in partnership with History Colorado Center and sponsored by Amica on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This popular annual event is fun, FREE and family-friendly.


Box City is an event for children—grades K-5—where participants learn about the process of urban development and the principles that make for sound architecture, design and planning. Students start with a Building Permit for their desired building type, make a draft sketch of their building in the Design Studio, stop at the Hardware Store to get their cardboard and paper supplies, and then head to the Construction Zone to make their Box City structure. After completing the Building Inspection process, students head to the Box City street grid where an Urban Planner helps them select an appropriate building site. Finally, children finish the process by picking up their Certificate of Occupancy that includes a photo of them with their building.