The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, in partnership with Karakusevic Carson Architects and Harrow Council, has developed a new programme aimed to boost students into university.
Young people who are considering architecture as a career will be able to access work experience placements within the leading architecture studio, working on design briefs for the live site in Harrow. The young people will also be paired with industry mentors to support with CV writing and university applications.
The programme launches this summer and is open to A-Level students living or studying in Harrow who are planning to study architecture at University in 2018 (or going on to study an access course to University in 2018). One student will also be awarded a prestigious Stephen Lawrence Bursary Prize to support them during their architecture degree studies.
The project has been designed to add a social value element to the regeneration taking place in Harrow, fulfilling Harrow Council’s pledge to ensure local residents feel the benefits of development.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has recently appointed Paul Karakusevic as one of 50 architects and designers acting as advocates to the Mayor, working with local councils to improve the quality of the built environment across the capital. Mr Karakusevic stated:
“The work the Stephen Lawrence Trust is doing is unique and we hope this fund will help deliver more opportunities to young people in Harrow to access the fields of design, architecture and related engineering disciplines.”
Cllr Keith Ferry, Harrow Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for regeneration, said:
“This is a great way to get budding young architects involved in our exciting plans to build a better Harrow. Creating work placements and opportunities will not only help prepare them for the working world but they will get hands on experience working on some of our projects.”
Further Information on the Councils Building a Better Harrow can be found; http://www.buildingabetterharrow.co.uk
For further information about the programme, to arrange a talk in your college or sixth form, or to express your interest, please contact Neil Onions at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02081002800.