Concepts to Creation

At St. Christopher’s, we tap into boys’ curiosity and sense of wonder during every facet of their day. We know boys learn by doing, and that was the fuel for our BUILD (Boys Using Innovation to Learn and Design) program.

BUILD takes the best of STEM/STEAM approaches and combines them with a broad, skills-based, project-centered focus. It uses best practices for boys (project-based learning, technology-infused applications, competition, hands-on experiences) along with essential qualities for leadership.

Located in Luck Leadership Center, the school’s BUILD Lab brings students together to use high tech tools such as a 3D printer or simple materials such as cardboard. Students can design and create machines, art projects or devices in ways that focus on process, not product. The Lab is open to boys during free periods and lunch to have time to tinker on projects of interest.

BUILD Faculty

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of James Guion

    Jim Guion 

    JK-12 BUILD Coordinator and Upper School Teacher and Instructional Technologist
    (804) 282-3185 x4440
  • Photo of David Shin

    David Shin 

    Middle School Science Department Chair and Teacher, BUILD Lead, Robotics Advisor, Coach, Robert Haskins, Jr. '35 Mastership of Technology
    (804) 282-3185 x3207
  • Photo of Gail Warren

    Gail Warren 

    Lower School Technology Coordinator/Learning Commons
    (804) 282-3185 x2436
  • Photo of Jessica Richards

    Jess Richards 

    Lower School Learning Commons Instructional Technologist
    (804) 282-3185 x2675