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Baltimore Design School fosters creativity and develops the academic and critical thinking skills of 6th through 12th grade students and prepares them for admission to college and careers in the design fields of Architecture, Fashion, and Graphic Design. BDS is a Baltimore City public transformation school that offers a comprehensive college preparatory program that integrates design throughout the academic curriculum and provides Career and Technology Education (CTE) pathways.

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’25 Blair Griffith’s logo design concept goes LIVE on

8th Grade scholar Blair Griffith won the Baltimore Witness Design contest in April, her design selected by a review panel consisting of the Editor for, Councilman Robert Stokes, Jenny Romei from Ashton Design, Na’Taja Flood from iMentor and Dr. Marsha Koger, BDS Director of Development.  Blair has participated in a crash internship with Ashton […]

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12:35pm Early Dismissal today, Wednesday, Sept. 1 due to impending weather

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Device Care for Chromebooks & iPads – Things to keep in mind to keep your device in good working order

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1st Day of school pics – August 30, 2021

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Student Story

The process of making music and designing is very similar. For instance, architecture helped me think outside the box when it came to my songwriting. In architecture you have to think about every perspective when you’re designing. For example: “Who’s going to be in this building? How do I want people to feel when they look at the building, or walk in the building? Is the ground stable for this type of material we’re using to build this building? How can this help someone?” An architect asks himself or herself all these different questions in the process of designing. Same with me and writing my music. I ask myself “What’s the message? If I performed this song how will the crowd react? Who’s the song for?” So without architecture, I don’t think I would have this type of broad-minded thinking when I write my songs.

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