Inspiring the next generation of designers, architects and engineers!
- Architecture and engineering workshop (2 days)
- Pavilion construction (2 days)
The 2-day workshop were a mix of short talks from professionals about architecture and engineering, and design workshops to allow the students to put what they’ve learnt into action. In small teams they designed a pavilion to meet a real brief for a pavilion to be part of Clerkenwell Design Week in Central London, with a given set of materials; creating concept sketches and models, detailed drawings and explaining how they’d build it. At the end of the weekend the teams presented their designs to a panel of friendly architects and engineers from academia and industry.
The winning team saw their design realised as the basis for the pavilion which all workshop participants were invited to help build in May 2019.
This is the fifth (5th!) year of Scale Rule design-and-build pavilion projects, following on from five previous completed projects in London (2018; 2017; 2016; 2015) and Birmingham (2017), and one currently in progress in Nottingham (2018)
The workshops were open to any student in years 9 to 11, with around 60 (!) students attending.
The Next Generation Design workshop and construction is a fantastic opportunity:
- to develop an understanding of what architects and engineers do
- to consider new careers and choose A-levels to match
- to gain experiences for your personal statement
- to have a fun and creative weekend!
… as well as providing an opportunity for design professionals to…
- teach the fundamentals of their careers
- develop hands-on teaching, designing and construction skills
- meet other like-minded designers
- ensure our industries become more diverse and representative
16-17/02/19 – Workshop (near to Farringdon station)
18-19/05/19 – Preparation, Construction & Assembly
Organisers: Andy + Callum + Emily + Maria + Massimo + Megan
Lecturers: Megan + Callum + Lionheart + Philip Buckingham
Jury: Fiona + Peter + Roger + Sheeba
The workshops were attended by GCSE students from the following local schools:
St Thomas Apostle
Regent High School
Logic Studio School
Finchley Catholic High School
Oaks Park High School
City of London School for Girls
Greig City Academy
Westminster City School
The Global Academy
City and Islington Sixth Form College
City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park
Hornsey School for Girls
Brentside High School
Central Foundation Boys’
Ashcroft Technology Academy
All the slides from the workshops can be downloaded from the Resources page. If you’d like to run a similar workshop feel free to use them, but please let us know about it!