The Young Architect Programme
The Young Architect Programme
London • Ages 15-18

Dates: 24th November 2019
Location: University College, London (UCL)

The Young Architect Programme gives students aged 15-18 a thrilling immersion into the world of Architecture. The programme includes a series of interactive simulations, seminars, case studies, and Q&A sessions with a team of accomplished 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 distinct competitive advantage in the race for the best universities and jobs in Architecture and a ‘gold star’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

No prior knowledge is required, only an interest in pursuing Architecture as a career.

Programme Outcomes and Highlights 

1. You will gain a 360-degree experience of Architecture, with live, interactive simulations including:

  • 3-D visualisations and VR walkthroughs
  • Smart city and digital infrastructure scoping
  • Planning for population safety, security, health and wellbeing with a variety of consultants
  • RIBA Stages 2,3 and 4 of your unique building design in accordance with a client brief 

2. You will be coached on how to land a top degree and job in Architecture:

  • An action plan on your path to becoming an architect, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on A-level, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

3. You will be trained by exceptional professionals from some of the world’s most reputable firms:

  • A Q&A session 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

 4. Boost your UCAS form and job applications:

  • 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: 
£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. 
(included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees).

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 and technical 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, landscape architects and security consultants 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
- All your burning questions answered
- Make valuable contacts
5.30pm Close

*exact programme subject to change without notice. Please note that included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees.


Programme Location

University College, London (UCL)
The Roberts Building
Torrington Place
Greater London
United Kingdom

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How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
How much do your one-day programmes cost?

Our one-day career experiences cost £135/student. This includes:

  • Entry to the programme
  • Access to our online assessment after the programme (pass and you receive a personalised certificate)
  • Lifetime access to our expertise; students can email us with career-related questions at any time and the most appropriate professional will provide their response. This can be an invaluable source of career coaching for life.
  • A guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees

Group discounts are available for 2 or more students registering, details of which can be found below the “Register Now” button on the right.

What time should I arrive?

Our one-day programmes generally start at 10.30am (11am for our Beyond Programmes). Registration is between 9.45-10.15am, to ensure you get there with plenty of time to network with other attendees before the programme begins. Once you have booked onto a programme, you will receive a confirmation email with programme-specific details about registration and programme timings.

Is lunch provided at your one-day programmes?

Lunch is not provided by InvestIN, as it is difficult to cater for the variety of dietary requirements amongst our students, However, there are many cafés and lunch spots near our venues; or you can of course bring a packed lunch.

Water will be provided for you throughout the day.

Can you bring food and drink to the event?

You are welcome to bring food and drink to the programme.

Do you let in latecomers?

The registration desk is open until noon, but If you are going to arrive after this, please email in advance so that we can arrange for someone to be on-hand to register you.

Can I bring a bag into this event?

There will be space to store any bags and luggage at the event, simply ask a member of staff when you register.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You will need to bring a laptop with you. You do not need to bring anything with you save for a pen, a notepad, and your enthusiasm! You will be provided with a booklet of materials on arrival, and throughout the programme you’ll be given the requisite equipment to participate in the simulations.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.

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.

If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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