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Mission Statement

LBD:MA strives to integrate the design process in how every teacher teaches and every student learns. As a result of design-based learning, children value their connection to architecture and develop a sense of stewardship for sustainable, well-designed environments.A proponent of project-based learning, LBD:MA knows that children have the curiosity to form their own design questions, the creative ability to find their own solutions and the higher-level thinking skills to communicate their ideas about those solutions. When we give our future designers, engineers, builders, decision-makers and members of the global community the opportunity to communicate their ideas about their built and natural environments, we all benefit.

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Learning By Design in Massachusetts (LBD:MA) draws on the power of architecture and design to build within each child an essential structure for learning and creating that will inform every endeavor in their lives. We bring design activities focusing on people, places and spaces into the heart of K-12 learning; enable students, teachers and architects to learn and design together; and build a strong community dedicated to K-12 architecture and design education.

LBD:MA is a statewide, K-12 architecture and design education program. Our Design Educators/architects and volunteer architects engage children, in and out of schools, in hands-on, real world design projects. Begun in 1999 as a program of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, LBD:MA became its own 501c3 non-profit organization in 2009. Over 20,000 children, educators and architects/designers have worked together in our programs

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http://www.lbdma.org

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