Squire & Partners is an architecture and design practice with experience spanning four decades, earning it an international reputation for architecture informed by the history and culture of where it is placed. Its award-winning portfolio includes masterplans, workspace, retrofit, residential, hotels, retail, education and public buildings.
With a passion for supporting and creating opportunities for talented young people, Squire & Partners recognise that diversity within the built environment is needed.
So why Blueprint for All?
“We have a number of educational programmes and initiatives that we support as a practice. Partnering with Blueprint for All aligned with our goals to provide support, advice and guidance to the next generation of architects, with a particular focus on improving diversity and inclusivity in the profession and creating opportunities for young people.
In the built environment we need a diverse workforce to truly design spaces that are for everyone. We all need to be a part of addressing the imbalance in order to make a difference and create role models for future generations. “
How have they supported Blueprint for All over the years?
Squire & Partners have supported Blueprint for All in a number of ways over the last 4 years, including Building Futures mentoring, CV workshops, construction site visits and online talks. In 2018, they designed and built The Designers’ Dreamscape – an installation at Designjunction which hosted Blueprint for All’s architecture student mentoring programme. In 2021, they mentored a group of Blueprint for All students who designed a London Marathon Mile Marker.
It doesn’t stop there. The architecture company have also created exclusive summer placement programme’s from Blueprint for All architecture students. In July 2021, Cyprian Boateng joined the student’s for a month’s placement. It was such a success that Cyprian continues to work at the practice as a Part II architectural assistant. In July 2022, Simon Omooba joined us with plans to move to the US at the end of his placement, however he will continue to with Squire & Partners remotely from his new location for the rest of the year. The programme has proved incredibly successful and is something we look forward to continuing every summer.