On Saturday, August 20th, a group of DMSAS employees, in conjunction with the Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF), hosted the Built to Scale: Model Making Workshop for kids. The event, organized by WAF and led by the DMSAS Outreach Committee, taught kinds about what a scale model is, why they are so important in the design process, and how to use specific tools when building these models.
With guidance from DMSAS staff, the kids then teamed up to build four rowhouses, floor by floor, out of museum board and foam core. The process allowed the kids to experience the design process from start to finish – from floor plans to exterior design. Together, the model houses came together around central park to form a model DC neighborhood of sorts.