Friends of Architecture Santa Fe present

‘If You Build It’

with Studio H's Matt Miller




Ticket Info

general admission: $10

CCA and Friends of Architecture members: $8

Event Description

"Inspiring ... uplifting ... celebrates just how much design can accomplish." -Architectural Record

It's one of America's most innovative classrooms, in one of the nation's most impoverished towns. A group of high school students, under the tutelage of two innovative design-builders, learn to create their own structures, and then embark upon a building for the entire town. But it won't be easy: resistance from the school board, racial tension and a series of natural disasters turn a goodwill project into a test of wills. Patrick Creadon (WORDPLAY, I.O.U.S.A) has created an indelible portrait of the importance of design and the power of perseverance. (U.S., 2013, 84m)

Praise for IF YOU BUILD IT:

-WINNER, 2014 Independent Spirit Award
-"Nuanced... inspiring...a design story at its core, but stand back a bit and you find something grander: a document of America at its most vulnerable." - ARCHITECTURAL RECORD
-"Honest and engrossing . . . shows how ingenuity and spark can restore excitement in education." - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
-A heartening story about the power of design!" - SLATE
-"Well crafted and unexpectedly moving ... [Patrick] Creadon is shaping up to be an unpredictable yet dependently intelligent documentarian." - VARIETY
-"Provocative, inspiring ..." - SALON
-"The film's charm is in watching these unlikely kids, quietly dream up big ideas, gaining confidence in their newfound abilities every step of the way." - INDIEWIRE