Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2012«

Project: What Would You Redesign About Your 7th Grade Learning Experience?

February 29, 2012

Our Work

If I were to ask you to come up with ONE thing, one change that would have made your learning better in the 7th grade, what would it be? Many of you might suggest more comfortable chairs, more time between classes or even lockers. These are all things that directly impact your life. Some of […]

Writing: What A Bunch Of LEGOs Can Teach Us About Civic Participation + Innovation.

February 28, 2012

Our Work, Writing

Public Workshop’s Alex Gilliam originally wrote the following article for the Guggenheim Museum’s BMW Lab|Log. It has been republished at Next American City and One evening about a year ago, staff members at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, did something a bit unusual as they prepared to close the Lego building area for the […]

Want A Sneak Peek Into Our R + D Lab For Civic Design Participation & Learning??

February 24, 2012

Our Work

Walking into a community planning meeting for the pocket park around the corner from your house, you are a bit surprised when asked to fill out and wear a wooden name tag. However, it is a mighty attractive looking name tag and it feels a bit more special than the usual sticky affairs–that never really […]

Project: I AM OHNY!–Strengthening An Org. By Celebrating The Things That Make It Great.

February 22, 2012

Our Work

Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the places, spaces, architecture and infrastructure that make a city great. Only by exploring and physically experiencing a building or place can one really understand the impact of, and thereby participate in the making of the design decisions that affect our City and neighborhoods. With 225,000 visitors and […]

Check Out Our New 12″ Build-It! Mini-Discs. Save Some Money + Still Be A Building Hero.

February 14, 2012

News, Our Work

Our new 12″ Build-It! Mini-Discs are so new that they are not even up on our beabuildinghero website. Why in the world have we decided to fabricate 12″ Discs when the 15″ are pretty darn great? First and foremost, the 12″ Discs fall into a shipping sweet spot and the resulting shipping costs are significantly less […]