Youth Education

Educating Elementary Children through Architecture – EECTA

The eight-week curriculum teaches the basics of architectural design to students in grades 4-6 while expanding their skills and knowledge in science, social studies, and communications.

Taught by architects and architecture students with support from classroom teachers, each one-hour session gives kids a chance to be creative and work together to solve problems. The final project is a “box city” where multiple schools connect their cityscapes together. The curriculum, created by AIA Salt Lake in 2004, meets State Office of Education standards and received a national AIA award. It is now directed by the Utah Center for Architecture

More than 2,000 children from Provo to Logan know more about design and community building thanks to this program.

To find out more about EECTA and plans for 2017, contact Rosemary Stum at Architectural Nexus, 801-924-5067, or e-mail   Box City Volunteer Flyer