Support Building Futures

We are only able to run Building Futures thanks to the generous support of over 50 architecture practices, who give their time, expertise and money to make it a success. With your support, we can sustain and grow the programme, nurturing the architects of the future, creating a diverse and exciting profession to work in.

There are numerous ways you can support our work.

Provide a bursary

For many, the cost of starting an architecture course, never mind completing Part 2, is prohibitive. Many young talents are deterred before they even start, and the dropout rate amongst BAME students is disproportionately high. We therefore focus our support on diverse and under-represented young people. Our bursaries help with the cost of study and are often the deciding factor in whether a student can complete their qualifications. It costs us £3,500 to help fund a young person through either their Part 1 or Part 2 studies, could you support us?

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Run a skills workshop

We run a series of online workshops and webinars facilitated by our partner practices and industry experts to help students expand their skills and strengthen their job applications.

We are looking for individuals or practices to provide a workshop(s) on the following:

  • Adapting to an online world
  • Interview techniques
  • CV & Portfolio building
  • Q&A on the future of architecture
  • Employability skills
  • Software tutorials (CAD/BIM etc.)
  • Drawing/representation skills
  • Presentation practice
  • Setting up your own company

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Employment opportunities

We help our students find opportunities to gain experience of working in the built environment. Please share details of upcoming work experience and placements with us. Alternatively, are you hiring Part 1 and/or Part 2 graduates? We also promote long term employment opportunities to our students and network.

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Software & hardware donation

Please let us know if your practice can provide or sponsor useful architecture-related software for our students. Many of our students are also in need of laptops, desktops or tablets to be able to do their work. If you have any unused devices you can contribute, please get in touch.

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