Building for the Future

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The Architecture Centre, Bristol is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that champions better buildings and places for everyone.

The Centre has the experience and expertise to support the delivery of the Construction and Built Environment Diploma (CBED) – a national qualification for 14-19 year olds.

The Building for the Future programme aims to support the delivery of the CBED by:

  • Contributing to local consortia steering groups
  • Networking with local built environment industry professionals
  • Delivering design workshop events with involvement of local BE professionals
  • Development of relevant teaching resources to support the Architecture/Design/Sustainability elements of the course
  • An inspiring visits programme to interesting regional buildings/schemes
  • CPD opportunities/support for teachers delivering the CBED
  • Strategic support/dissemination both locally and national via RIBA, CABE and Architecture Centre Network

For more information, visit the programme page.

Also, contact the centre on: education@architecturecentre.co.uk

To find out more about the Construction and Built Environment Diploma visit: www.cbediploma.co.uk

Accelerate into University with Open City

Accelerate session

Open City is London’s leading architecture education organisation. They champion the value of well-designed places and spaces in making a liveable and vibrant city, and the role everyone plays within it.

Accelerate into University was launched in 2012. This free pioneering programme for students in Year 11 and 12 at London state schools is aimed at those who would benefit from mentoring and skills enhancement, to support their ambitions to pursue a career in architecture or the built environment.

So far Accelerate into University has enabled forty four, young Londoners aged 15-17 years to reach their full potential and improve their access to Higher Education across the Built Environment shaping professions. 85% of the year 12’s that participated have gained conditional offers to study architecture and related subjects at university, including UCL, Cambridge, Cardiff, Manchester and Westminster.

For more information, visit the programme page.

Or for general information, visit the Open City website

The Convention – Social Council

Social Council of the Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology (FA WrUT)

On 15.05.2013 r. at Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology first meeting of Convention – Social Council of FA WrUT was held. Organization supports the Faculty by offering advisory services in order to increase integration of educational program with demands labor market. It comprises representatives of, in particular: state bodies, local government bodies, employers related to the profession of architect and urban planner, institutions which have significant influence on the profession of architect and urban planner, including Professional Associations, social organizations, scientific, professional and artistic association institutions and associations.

The key objectives of the Convent – Social Council are: consultation with its members of educational programs developed by the Faculty of Architecture in order to meet the current needs of the labor market, cooperation in the development of apprenticeship programs for Faculty of Architecture’s students and their implementation, cooperation in the field of international student exchange programs in order to implement the apprenticeship, involvement in the diploma evaluation as a professional environmental consultants and institutions interested in the topic of theses, participation in the monitoring process of the Faculty of Architecture graduate’s careers.

First part of the meeting was led by Head Dean of Faculty Prof. Elżbieta Trocka-Leszczyńska, PhD Eng (Arch), second by newly selected chairman of Convention architect Edward Lach. Vice Dean of Studies Bogusław Wowrzeczka, PhD Eng (Arch) presented aims and objectives of the Council and regulation assumptions. After official part when members received notice of appointment and selected among themselves chairman – aforementioned – and vice-chairman – architect Agnieszka Szczepańska, the discussion began. It concerned changes at the Faculty, academic educational process, possible modifications, current labor market, graduates barriers and opportunities, links between professional chambers, business and University. There is no doubt that new members will very shortly take part in Faculty’s activities with new ideas and professional knowledge.

As an outcome of collaboration a lot of new perspectives can be opened for Faculty and most of all students and graduates. It is a positive phenomenon that will last much longer than time-frames of Leonardo 2012 project. It is going to affect educational process raising up its quality and standards of tutoring at Faculty of Architecture of WrTU.