was “Imagined, Created and Built” by Kendra & Matthew Randall, a dynamic husband & wife team that met when they were 13 years old in science class!
Matt, a registered Professional Engineer in Charleston, understands the importance of early exposure to STEM education and the impact it can have on our children’s future. So, it just seemed natural when they had the idea to combine his enthusiasm for engineering and their love for children to form , Charleston's Lego® Learning Center.
provides project-based programs to teach the principles and methods of engineering, architecture, math and science using Lego® Bricks. It takes learning out of the pages of the textbook and into an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on fun learning experience! The kids build from full-color model plans which introduces developmentally appropriate concepts such as counting and patterning, recognizing colors and shapes and ordering. Kids gain a greater awareness of the world around them as they talk about topics like fish, planes, boats and other everyday objects. Their fine-motor skills are enhanced as they build models of those same objects.
At we strive to develop effective problem solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression, encourage team work; while building self confidence. Our programs provide an extraordinary outlet for students to build unique models, play games & have tons of fun using Lego® bricks!
An early Lego® enthusiast, Matt always knew that he wanted to “build things” when he grew up. After graduating from Roger Williams University with a BS in Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics, he began his career in Civil Engineering working for the BSC Group in Boston, Ma. After working on many nationally recognized infrastructure projects such as, the “Big Dig” and the Intel Corporation Manufacturing Expansion, Matt decided to pack up his ski’s and make the big move to Charleston SC. Since 2002, Matt has worked as a Civil Engineer in Charleston, most recently managing the Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture divisions of Arcadis US. He is a member of Society of American Military Engineers, US Green Building Council and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross, Kendra began her journey into the world of Public Relations, serving as the Public Relations Manager for Barnes & Noble Booksellers. However, deciding that she had spent one to many winters in the Boston area, Matt & Kendra decided to make their move to Charleston in the fall of 2002! Here she started her own public relations consulting business, KLB Communications and spent the next several years executing and planning many events in the Charleston area! On March 3, 2010 they welcomed their first child, Caden Taylor and since that time has dedicated herself to being a “stay at home” mom!!! Kendra brings her extensive background in party planning, marketing and public relations to and can’t wait to begin the next journey of her life!
Meet the newest addition to the Brick by Brick Team! , born May 16, 2012
Katie truly believes when children are encouraged to use their imagination they will be enthusiastic and lifelong learners.
"". Katie graduated from the University of South Carolina and is a certified Early Childhood teacher. She has taught kindergarten, second grade and toddlers.
"". Katie is an accomplished cross-country and track athlete. You will probably see her running the Ravenel Bridge, walking her Jack Russell at a local park or jogging on the beach!
-Dr. Seuss (Katie’s favorite children’s author)
Katie is very excited to be a part of the team and believes that building with Legos® will broaden children’s imaginations and increase interest in STEM programs!
Denise is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree, as well as her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. While studying for her Master’s, Denise focused on educational technology, as it is an area of great interest to her. Stop motion animation, digital storytelling, and wikis are just a few ways she has integrated technology into her teaching experiences! She is very excited about bringing together not only her love of Legos®, but also her passion for technology education to !
Chastity White believes these words to be true. She strives to help students see their potential and work towards it. After graduating from Charleston Southern, she taught 3rd grade in Charleston County for five years. Teaching in Ghana, West Africa has been an important influence on her life. She has spent three summers teaching students in rural schools and exploring the history of Ghana.
She is excited to be a member of the Brick By Brick team and truly enjoys helping students use the outlet of building with Lego's enhance their learning and give them more opportunities to shine.