Join the Building Futures Programme

Join the Programme

If you are considering a career in architecture, are already studying or are working in the profession and would like to join our Building Futures programme, apply to join our Class of 2021 below.


To be eligible to join our Building Futures Programme you must be aged 17+, living in the UK, and of diverse ethnic heritage.


Building Futures programme support includes:

  • Financial support – to help students with the cost of study, including architecture field trips, model making equipment, laptop, printing costs, and living costs.
  • Specialist online workshops – facilitated by industry experts to help students expand their skills and strengthen their job applications.
  • Industry in practice – visits to live construction projects and architecture offices to learn how architecture theory is put into practice.
  • Mentoring – to explore personal challenges and find solutions, from portfolio building to finding a work placement.
  • Showcasing your work – online, at exhibitions and through our network.
  • Peer networking – with peers from other universities and alumni of the programme provides informal support and insights.
  • Ambassador role – All our students, past and present, are ambassadors for Blueprint for All, which includes opportunities to attend and speak at a diverse range of events.

Our #BeMoreInclusive programme makes the important connection between skilled people from under-represented groups and employers in the built environment who want to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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“I would like to extend my huge gratitude and appreciation of the generosity of the bursary donors. I am continuing my masters in Architecture at the University of Manchester. Being selected for this, to me is an affirmation of the trajectory I want to achieve in the field of Architecture. This bursary represents the positivity Stephen’s legacy has left for all of us, inspired to take the leap in his honour.”
Remi Phillips, Building Futures Programme Class of 2020