The 2005 Project – Bridge

What comes to mind when thinking of a bridge? The primary definition is “a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle.” For thousands of years, natural bridges have served both animals and humans by playing a vital role in daily life. In modern times, man-made bridges have transcended utility and become increasingly a form of expression and beauty. And then there is the secondary definition: “a time, place, or means of connection or transition”. In today’s society, many places or objects can serve as a bridge to connect friends, neighborhoods, races, cultures and countries. Whether in Cincinnati, the United States of America or the world, what kind of bridge is most important and necessary for you? This is the question that this year’s Architecture By Children (ABC) program wants to creatively explore with our 2004-2005 theme, BRIDGE.

2005 Program Schedule

October 31, 2004

Teacher Registration Forms Due

November 15, 2004

Project Resource Packets Mailed to Registered Teachers

December 2, 2004

Architect Kick-Off Event

January, 2005

Architect Presentations

January – April 2005

Project Research, Design & Production Period

April 17, 2005

Projects dropped off at the Downtown Public Library

April 17 – April 23, 2005

Exhibition at the Downtown Public Library (during normal Library hours)

April 23, 2005

Student Bridge Break and Awards Reception