Box City

Teaching kids about the process of urban development.

On Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the Denver Architecture Foundation presented BOX CITY 2019 in partnership with History Colorado Center.

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.

This popular annual event is FUN and family-friendly!

Check out our timelapse from BOX CITY 2019!