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8th Annual Gingerbread House Building Event

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5012 Fairview Ave

5012 Fairview Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Studio21 Architects invites you to our 8th Annual Gingerbread House Building Event! Let's bring some cheer to the holiday season!

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Mark your calendars for Saturday December 4th, 2021 for our 8th annual Gingerbread House Building event! Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, this year will be a hybrid event. We want to ensure everyone's comfort and safety. With that in mind, families are invited to participate in our virtual event via Zoom, or a limited number of families can register to come and build their gingerbread structures on site! Participation is open to junior architects ages 2-12. Don't wait to register, as spaces for both in-house and virtual are limited!

For the virtual event:

  • From November 29th - December 3rd, registered participants may pick up a kit from Studio21 Architects, located at 5012 Fairview in Downers Grove, to build their fabulous structure at home! Kits contain everything needed to build a gingerbread house.
  • The day of the event, junior architects will summon all their creativity to build an amazing structure!
  • Our team of architects will be on Zoom from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM on December 4th so families can join virtually for questions, architectural coaching, and the opportunity to share building progress with others.
  • The Zoom meeting is strongly encouraged - we had so much fun with it last year!
  • Families will take a picture of their completed gingerbread house and submit it to us on December 4th for posting to our Facebook page to be eligible for contest prizes!

For the in-person event:

  • There will be a very limited number of spots available and pre-registration is required. These slots will be issued on a first come, first served basis
  • Registered participants will join us at the Studio21 Architects offices, located at 5012 Fairview in Downers Grove, at the start of their designated timeslot: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, or 11:30 AM.
  • Participants will have one hour to build the best gingerbread structure they can!
  • Our talented staff will be on hand to assist the future architects and builders with their designs.
  • Homes will be photographed and posted on our Facebook page for contest voting!
  • Due to the limited capacity for in-person participation, we are asking any interested families to commit to a $25.00 Ronald McDonald donation, which will be matched by Studio21 Architects.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, masks are required for the event.

Three prizes will be awarded: (1) the top design as chosen by our office staff, (2) the dwelling with the most likes on our Facebook page - be sure to share with family and friends, and (3) new this year, we are asking our junior architects to name their designs, with a prize going to the most creative name as chosen by our office staff!

This is a free event however, donations of new, unwrapped toys for our Toys for Tots drive are highly encouraged. We’re once again a drop site for Toys for Tots, so we encourage even those who aren’t building a gingerbread house to stop by and drop off a toy to help bring joy to a child this holiday season! Any monetary donations will be matched by Studio21 Architects and given to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Space is limited! Reserve your spot by e-mailing rsvp@studio21architects.com or calling (630)789-2513.

Please include your preference for virtual or in-person. If requesting in-person please include time slot: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, or 11:30 AM.

We look forward to continuing this great tradition with all of you!


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