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Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young Architect Weekend


The Young Architect Weekend


The Young Architect Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life as an architect. Learn from top architects as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: design an avant-garde building, build 3D models, and present your designs to a panel of experts. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful architect, with guidance on university applications, interviews, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more..

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring architects, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application.

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An Interactive Experience
  • Top architects will coach you through a range of interactive activities:
  • Receive a brief from your client, create a mood board and align your vision 
  • Use cutting-edge software to design and model an avant-garde building
  • Present your designs to a panel of top architects and get detailed feedback
Expert Career Coaching:
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top architect
  • An action plan of how to break into the industry, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB choices, university and degree selection, application and interview techniques, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more 
An Audience With Top Architects:
  • Hear from successful architects and ask them all your burning questions.
  • Q&A panel with experienced architects from a range of specialties
Boost your Career Potential:
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills that universities are looking for, including teamwork, communication and problem-solving
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
A Whole Year of Career Development:
  • Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX
  • Over 100 hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries
  • Gain experience points and certificates for every session you complete

The World of an Architect

  • Architecture: a science and an art
  • The design mindset: analysis and synthesis
  • Career possibilities, demands and expectations

The Residential Design Project: Part I

  • Over the course of the day, you will work with leading architects to design a bespoke avant-garde building for your client
  • Follow official RIBA guidelines and receive guided feedback from architects at every stage
  • Part I: understand the client brief, create a mood board to align your vision, and prepare the design concept which will underpin your project

Lunch Break



The Residential Design Project: Part II

  • Expand upon your designs from the morning
  • Learn how to develop architectural drawings 
  • Part II: create developed designs, build physical and virtual 3-D models using cutting-edge software and assemble your presentation board

The Showcase

  • Present your group’s final designs
  • Receive feedback from the architects
  • Have your group’s work assessed according to architectural marking criteria

Career Coaching & Portfolio Workshop

  • How to be successful in the university application process for architecture
  • Portfolio building: how to best demonstrate your creative potential
  • Learn what top universities are looking for in a portfolio
  • How to use your portfolio to brand yourself: university and beyond

Panel Q&A

  • Live panel Q&A with experienced architects
  • All your burning questions answered
  • Receive valuable careers advice
  • Build an action plan for success



This programme is for students aged 15-18. 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 in London or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.

Programme Fee:

In-Person: £195/student for full day

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

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

Available dates:

  • 5th November 2023


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX. This gives you access to 100+ hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a huge variety of professional experience to include in university and job applications. For each session you attend, you will receive experience points and a certificate!



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.



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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.