Built environment

We believe that architecture as a profession and the built environment that surrounds us should be designed by the people who live in it, celebrating and giving voice to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of people from every background.

But this can only be achieved when young people from diverse backgrounds are inspired to become architects, when they are supported on the long journey to qualify, and when communities are truly involved in shaping the environment around them.

Inspired by Stephen’s personal aspiration and journey to become an architect we work with BAME and underrepresented young people to fulfil the dreams to join and enrich the built environment sector and built environment professionals to make their organisations and initiatives more inclusive and reflective of the rich society we live in.

Practical ways to support the built environment

Our work in the Built Environment

Building futures programme

Building futures programme

We support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups to study architecture, gain work experience and qualify as architects.

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