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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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BDS ’24 student Alex J. met with City Schools’ CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises as the kick-off to the Youth Leadership Advisory Council

Students participating are part of the inaugural council of youth leaders and are serving as an example of student voice and leadership citywide.  We’re proud of you Alex!!

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BDS ’24 student Alex J. met with City Schools’ CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises as the kick-off to the Youth Leadership Advisory Council

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BDS Students Attended the Baltimore Ravens Leadership Institute Workshop at M&T Bank Stadium

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BDS Senior Architecture students participate in International Park(ing) Day

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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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