Scott Brownrigg celebrates the first national Stephen Lawrence Day by looking ahead to another year of support for the charity.
The UK Prime Minister announced the inaugural day during last year’s memorial service held to mark the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder. On and around Monday 22nd April 2019 will be a time to celebrate Stephen’s life and legacy, and reflect on the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish.
Scott Brownrigg have supported the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) since 2010 as part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of architects and in encouraging and providing guidance for those young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to pursue a career in architecture.
In 2019, we are looking forward to reviewing the portfolios of candidates for the annual SLCT bursary awards. The Practice assists the Trust in selecting its yearly bursary candidates through a rigorous programme of presentations, portfolio reviews and interviews, whilst paid internships and work placements provide students with first-hand experience of life within our busy architectural studio. Our mentoring programmes and coaching on interview techniques and CV preparation helps to provide students with confidence in their skills and ability.
It is with great pride that we have observed how the SLCT has developed and grown to meet its goal in ensuring that young people, regardless of their background, are given equal career opportunities to reach their full potential within the field of architecture.