Z - Architecture - 21/06/12 (still bookable by phone 01276 687512)
- Z - Architecture - 21/06/12 (still bookable by phone 01276 687512)
- 21st June 2012
- 10:00 - 15:45
- Event type
- Experience events
- Marylebone Road, London
- £55.00 (Futurewise Members) £80.00 (non-Futurewise Members)
- Course code
- Number of places available
- Aimed at
- Students aged 16-19
- Dress code
- Smart casual – no jeans
Online bookings are now closed for this course. However, late bookings can still be made over the phone - call 01276 687512 or 01276 687511
Architecture is described as the art and science of designing buildings. Do you like planning and designing? From architecture to transport, construction to tourism, property to urban design, housing to planning, there are many careers that you may not have even known existed!
Who is it for?
Students aged 15-19 interested in architecture, who want to learn about the ranging careers and what courses to study to be a successful architect.
to ensure the students get a feel for what the role of an architect is like - the benefits and pitfalls.
to present them with ideas about the sort of activities to undertake to further their chances of success in this field.
working in a team, consisting of people that they have not met before, on a demanding design project.
playing a part in a brief presentation, graphically displayed, on the team's idea, demonstrating creativity and feasibility
in order to complete the project in the time available they will need to come up with ideas (and appreciate other people's ideas) and make decision
produce well designed material representing creative efforts and practical solutions.
don't be afraid to ask questions if there is something you don't understand.
there will be plenty of chances to ask the workshop staff questions on any aspects of architecture and the qualification route
for example, how to set about and benefit from work experience
how to prepare a personal statement and a portfolio, as part of the application process
to learn first hand about the realities and pros and cons of this profession.
The projects includes designing:
In order to have enough time to produce meaningful drawings and plans each team will concentrate on one of these projects. Stafford Williams, the course leader, will provide an overall operational brief as part of his general introductory comments, base on his considerable experience working as an architect.
Throughout the day he will spend time with each team providing guidance and professional expertise. He will assess the quality of the designs and plans presented by the teams, provide a detailed critique and select the winning team. A member of the University's staff will give a brief session on what information they look for in a candidate's personal statement and portfolio. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the application principles and procedures.
These workshops are designed to encourage students to learn through tackling challenging and realistic team projects.
Organisations and professionals you will meet
Stafford Williams - Stafford’s schooling was in a West Yorkshire Grammar School after which each stage of his career involved architecture, starting with a firm in Halifax before attending the Leeds School of Architecture for 5 years. He became Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA) and entered private practice with 2 firms in London before a lengthy stint working as an architect in Teheran.
On his return to London he joined another private practice, before moving to DMWR where he stayed for over 30 years, working on a wide range of projects and commissions.
For the last 15 years of his career he was Senior Partner. In his youth he was a talented cricketer and now excels at tennis and golf.
Julian Williams, Westminster University – will be talking to students about the Undergraduate Programme in Architecture and will be able to answer any questions about university admissions and what universities look for in a successful UCAS application.
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University of Westminster - The School of Architecture and the Built Environment (SABE) at the University of Westminster is one of the country’s leading centres for teaching and research in architecture and the Built Environment. The school is one of the few in the UK to bring together all the disciplines that inform the design and development of our cities