refortify - 2017
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refortify - 2017

refortify - 2017

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National Office Furniture Showroom

325 N Wells St

Suite 110

Chicago, IL 60654

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What is refortify?

refortify was created to widen the breadth of possibilities for childrens’ futures and to benefit their community. Kids ages 9-11 participating in Breakthrough’s after school program are connected to the architectural and design profession through a 5-week series of workshops, culminating in the design of their own fort. At the end, the kids are paired professional design teams to execute and build their concepts using clothing, bedding and building materials. The collected clothing and materials are then donated to benefit Breakthrough’s mission.

How it works:

  • refortify team works with kids from Breakthrough's afterschool program to teach them about concept, design, and create their own fort concepts.

  • Designer teams are paired with a small group of kids to help their creation come to life during the 'build day' and to experience during ‘play day’

  • refortify reception is held to showcase all designs on ‘view day’

  • All materials and money collected will be donated to Breakthrough on behalf of the participants

  • Category awards will be given!

When and Where?

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  • BUILD: April 18, 2017 (Teams construct their forts with their assigned "little architects" from 3-9pm)

  • PLAY: April 19, 2017 (The "little architects" are invited to experience and play in their forts from 11-2pm)

  • VIEW: April 20, 2017 (Industry event- Reception is held for everyone to view the forts and mingle from 6-9pm)

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Chicago, IL 60654

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