The Young Architect Programme

The Young Architect Programme

London • Ages 15-18

4th April 2020
University College, London (UCL)

The Young Architect Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersion into the world of Architecture through a series of interactive simulations, seminars, case studies and Q&A sessions with a team of architects, urban designers and consultants from some of the top names in the industry.

On the programme, you will have the opportunity to design a bespoke building, model it using cutting-edge 3-D software, receive guided feedback from architects and use Virtual Reality technology to view finished designs.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in Architecture and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS application.

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An Immersive Experience of Architecture:

  • Architects from world-leading brands will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:
  • 3-D visualisations and Virtual Reality walk-throughs
  • Smart city and digital infrastructure scoping
  • Planning for population safety, security, health and wellbeing with a variety of consultants
  • RIBA Stages 2 and 3 of your unique building design in accordance with a client brief 

Career Coaching For Future Architects:

  • Students will learn how to land a top degree and job in Architecture
  • An action plan on the path to the top, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience With Top Architects:

  • Q&A time with a panel of high-ranking architects, urban designers, engineers, security consultants and commercial consultants
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

 Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

  • Attendance demonstrates that you have gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, innovative design, advanced analysis and the real-life application of theoretical concepts.
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your application.


Programme Format:

The programme takes place at UCL, with group activities in break-out areas and seminar aspects in a lecture hall. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below.

Programme Fee:

£135/student for the full day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.



For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

    Programme Timetable*
    10.30am The World of an Architect - The design mindset: analysis and synthesis
    - Residential, commercial and everything in between
    - The architectural design process
    - The career possibilities, demands and expectations
    11.00am Design a Unique Building alongside Top Executives - Work with leading architects to design a bespoke avant-garde building for your client
    - Understand the user brief, prepare the concept design and create developed designs
    - Use official RIBA processes and receive guided feedback at every stage from leading executives
    - Use cutting-edge 3-D software to create models
    - Step into the best projects with virtual reality technology
    1.15pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Smart Cities: Digitising Your Infrastructure - The revolutionary world of future urban design
    - Setting up for a sustainable future
    - Debate and explore ideas with urban designers, city planners and landscape architects from top firms
    - Ethical considerations in your ‘smart city’
    - Planning for population safety and security
    - How to progress your ideas from the drawing board to reality
    4.00pm Career Coaching – How To Become A Top Architect - How to be successful in the university admissions process for Architecture
    - Techniques to gain work experience with the world’s best Architecture firms
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Applications
    - Interview techniques
    - How to build your network
    5.00pm Panel Q&A - Live panel Q&A with architects, consultants and designers from a variety of backgrounds
    - Your questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice
    5.30pm Close

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.


    Programme Location

    University College, London (UCL)
    The Roberts Building
    Torrington Place
    WC1E 7JE
    United Kingdom

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    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


    We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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