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We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

The Future Architect Weekend

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Future Architect Weekend


The Future Architect Weekend gives students aged 12-14 an immersive experience of Architecture through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced architects over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

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:
  • Cutting-edge 3-D visualisations of innovative designs
  • Smart city and digital infrastructure scoping
  • Planning for population safety, security, health and well-being 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 choices, portfolio building, 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 and engineers as well as architectural students
  • 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.


The World of Architecture

- What is architecture? The past, present and future of architectural design
- Understanding how people are at the centre of design
- Identifying the roles in architecture – explore the architecture studio and the importance of teamwork
- The architectural mindset: determining the key skills that make a successful architect

Deep Dive into Design

- Enter the design process: idea generation, concept drawings and the importance of creativity
- Experience the lifecycle of a design project, from conception to final development
- Live sketching tutorial: learn how to visualise your ideas with the guidance of an expert
- Enter the day’s project brief where you will be designing for a particular client

Enter the Design Studio!

- Create a mood board based on the needs of your client
- Work collaboratively with your architecture studio
- Produce an initial concept drawing of your project

Lunch Break


Final Developments

- From concept to 3D: take part in a live 3D modelling workshop led by a professional and discover ways to level up your designs
- Expand on your project and create a 3D model of your design
- Justify your design choices and build a strong narrative by laying out your design process from start to finish

Presenting to the Client: Showcasing your Projects

- Showcase your final designs and receive live feedback from industry experts
- Build your confidence in presenting and justifying your creative choices
- Gain an advantage over the competition by getting personalised feedback on your work
- Have your work assessed according to architectural marking criteria

Panel Q&A

- Live panel Q&A with industry experts
-Meet professional architects from top firms and ask all your burning questions
-Build your network and receive valuable advice on your pathway into architecture


*exact programme subject to change without notice.

This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both.

Programme Fee:

‘Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

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. 

Choose a location below:

In Person

19th - 20th November 2022

University College London (UCL)



As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.