The American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge will host “Building Blocks: If Kids Ruled the City” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge.

Admission is free.

The program is an interactive experience where youngsters ages 7-11, their parents and siblings, aided by architects and construction professionals, will build a small-scale version of their ideal city. The educational event is intended to introduce the importance of planning, designing and applying Smart Growth principles in community development.

The program is presented by AIA, CSRS Engineers and Architects, the Center for Planning Excellence, Holden Architects, Onsite Design & Development, Rebel Graphix, Smart Vent, Union Pacific Railroad and the LSU School of Architecture with help from SFMO, DPW, Mayor Kip Holden, Letterman’s Blueprint and Supply, LA American Planning Association and area parent organizations from local schools to make the event happen.

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