- To open up the opportunity to learn about and be inspired by architecture and the built environment to young people, regardless of background, ethnic origin or gender, giving them the opportunity to become more informed members of their communities;
- Support young people in developing transferable skills including presentation, communication, team working and design skills that will benefit them in their studies and as they progress into work, regardless of whether or not they choose to pursue a career in the built environment;
- Develop participants confidence and raise awareness of opportunities through communicating career opportunities and educational routes within built environment professions;
- Support diversification of professions and help to remove pre-conceived ideas about who can pursue careers in the sector through working with underrepresented groups, specifically those from areas with higher than average levels of socio-economic disadvantage, those from black and ethnic minority communities and young women;
- Provide professionals and students with a structured mechanism to volunteer their time in order to share their knowledge, skills and experience to inform and inspire young people;
- Provide training, guidance and learning opportunities for professionals and university students that enhance their engagement techniques, thereby improving community consultation in live projects in our towns and cities.
Love Architecture? Free pupil workshops (1st May)
PLACED is giving schools the opportunity to get involved in the national Love Architecture Festival this June in partnership with Once Park West, the iconic mixed used apartment building on Liverpool’s waterfront. Places strictly limited!