This is not new to us. As a practice we have long been committed to helping students and young people build careers in the architecture and design industry. We’ve supported Blueprint for All (formerly the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust) since 2010, with paid work placements, mentoring and hosting exhibitions. We also offer career talks, seminars, studio tours and workshops in order to provide those considering a career in architecture a taste of what it’s like to work in practice.
Our Future Talent Programme draws these areas together. Working with schools, universities and charities, including the Speaker for Schools Charity, to engage with students and promote architecture and design. We’ll be developing the programme further, with initiatives that reinforce our commitment to inclusivity and access to the industry.