The Future Architect Programme

The Future Architect Programme

Ages 12 - 14 Live Online OR In-Person

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Internship Overview

The Future Architect Programme 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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Internship Highlights
 

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.

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

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

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

    Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Day One: Designing for Individuals

    Day Two: Designing for Communities

    Day One: Designing for Individuals

    10.30amThe 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

    11.00amDeep 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

    11:30amEnter 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

    12.00pmLunch Break

    1:00pmFinal 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

    2.30pmPresenting 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

    3.15pmPanel 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

    4.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day Two: Designing for Communities

    10.30amPublic Architecture: Designing for Communities

    - Scaling up the design process: designing for multiple clients
    - Learn the important issues faced by city planners and landscape architects, and brainstorm potential solutions
    - The interconnectivity of cityscapes: buildings, places and spaces as intertwined elements
    - Live sketching tutorial: turning concept drawings into technical manifestations
    - Meet your clients: enter the day’s project brief where you will be designing a shared public space

    11:00amEnter the Design Studio!

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

    12.00pmLunch Break

    1:00pmFinal 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

    2.30pmPresenting to the Community: 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

    3.15pmCareer Coaching and Your Personal Project Launchpad

    - Interactive session dedicated to your personal career path. Detailed advice on:
    - GCSE and A-Level choices
    - Kick-starting your portfolio
    - Further resources to aid your interest in architecture
    - Understanding extra-curricular activities and how they can support your early career
    - Project launchpad: start building your own portfolio of artwork and experimenting with more architectural tools (solidify these skills further by signing up for our ‘Young Architect’ programme, either in-person or live online)

    4.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    20th - 21st November 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    20th - 21st November 2021

    10:30am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    20th - 21st November 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

    Register Now

    Online

    20th - 21st November 2021

    10:30am - 4:00pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    Who Can Attend

    This programme is for students aged 12-14 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.

    COVID-19 Group

    The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

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