Let’s get to know Make, one of our architecture partners who have assisted us in delivering our Building Futures programme. Finding out about us through social media and word of mouth the practice wanted to volunteer their time and financial support to organisations like us to increase diversity within the industry.
First things first, lets get to know why Make are partnering with us…
“Blueprint for All has a great reputation for reaching those from disadvantaged backgrounds and supporting them in a variety of ways along their journey into architecture. We believe our contribution of time and funds can make the biggest difference when we work with an established charity such as Blueprint for All.
As architects, we want to see more diversity in the profession and also within our own practice. We thrive on having diverse voices and perspectives within our studio and our designs are stronger for it.
The quality of the built environment benefits from its designers being reflective of the wider community. Increasing diversity and inclusion in all built environment professions will improve the built environment and help us all deal with the challenges that society faces.”
Partnering with Make we wanted to make sure that we encourage the company to contribute in a variety of ways and make the most out of our partnership.
“We have committed to an annual financial donation. We have created two new paid roles exclusively for Blueprint for All participants who are studying for their Part 1: a three-month summer internship role and a one-day-per-week Sustainability Researcher role during the academic year. We have taken on a Blueprint for All participant as a Level 6 apprentice. We have reserved four of our work experience places for Blueprint For All participants. We also encourage applicants through the #bemoreurban partnership.”