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The Future Architect Weekend

The Future Architect Weekend

Ages 12 - 14 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

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.

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.

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.

Fees, Eligibility and Options

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. 

Venues, Dates & Locations

London, UK

In-Person

19th - 20th November 2022

University College London (UCL)

Bloomsbury

London

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Live Online

In-Person

19th - 20th November 2022

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

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In-Person

19th - 20th November 2022

University College London (UCL)

Bloomsbury

London

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Online

19th - 20th November 2022

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

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AmbitionX

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.

COVID-19 Group

If the in-person programme is 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’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, including during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

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