Social Commitment\

We are passionate about broadening and diversifying access to the architecture profession by engaging with young people in our communities

We want to empower young people through creativity and to play a proactive role in educating the next generation about the built environment and the social responsibility that comes with shaping it.

Our outreach programme spans everything from virtual work experience and mentoring to apprenticeships, bursaries, charity pro-bono projects and fundraising. We also design and deliver social value through our projects.

In 2020, we offered virtual work experience to 70 young people; ran four workshops at Earlham Primary School; provided 13 local mentors; offered four bursaries worth £10,000 to young architects and raised £3,875 for our chosen charity Accumulate.

We were one of 20 practices involved in the Architecture Apprenticeships Trailblazer initiative and have been operating our Level 7 Architecture Apprenticeship since 2019. But, our apprenticeships cover business support, as well as design-based roles, and are inclusive of existing employees wanting to upskill. We now have two Level 7s, one Accountancy and Taxation Professional Level 7, and one Business Administrator Level 3.

In 2021, we awarded four bursaries through Blueprint for All to students of diverse ethnic heritage and from more vulnerable social economic backgrounds and are continuing to mentor them.

We recently participated in Fusion Futures, a partnership formed between Barbican Creative Learning, Culture Mile Learning and Foundation for Future London, which focuses on fusion skills that are critical to the 21st century workspace. We collaborated with poet Adisa the Verbaliser and secondary school pupils from Oasis Academy Silvertown on a project exploring the relationships between poetry and architecture.

And for our latest charity fundraiser, we designed, printed and packed 2,000 Christmas cards for sale in aid of CCHS UK, which supports families who have children or family members with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome.

We are also providing practical and financial support to Manchester Mind, Simon Community Scotland and Hollywood Housing.

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