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Student Architecture Workshops

Richmond upon Thames

Project Details

£20,000 to £49,999


Designbox Architecture

Collingham House , 10-12 Gladstone Road , LONDON , SW19 1QT

Working with school-age students is one of the most inspiring and creative activities I have been involved with. Children and young people are the most creative thinkers and to be an chartered architect at the centre of the a design workshop environment is a hugely rewarding experience. Of course, architectural workshops for school groups are designed purely for the student's benefit. They are set up to be challenging, creative, experimental, open ended and above all, fun! There are many reasons why these design workshops are important. For instance: - Children are our next generation of decision makers, so lets encourage them to practice this, - Children operate in a world created by adults. Lets encourage children to creating the built-environment around them, - Architectural design workshops draw on maths, science, art and technology. In fact all the subjects taught in school are relevant and our workshops link to them and emphasise their relevance. - Our architectural workshops are practical and hands-on experiences. Every task from drawing, modelling, paper-folding, constructing and working with power tools assists hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The workshop projects are led by the student groups. The briefs are written to address issues relevant to them. The goal is realise their visions with a full scale temporary installation, through conceptual investigation, design testing and construction. More on our architectural workshops can be seen on our blog site, at: