International architecture practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Parters (RSHP), have signed up to the ‘Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme;’ a project which sees four budding RIBA Part I architecture students from Bristol, Liverpool and London Universities, embarking on their six-month mentoring programme with the practice.
The sessions take place each month in the iconic RSHP-designed, Leadenhall Building (affectionately referred to as the Cheesegrater) located in central London. With the architectural backdrop of surrounding the city providing endless inspiration to the young designers, their mentors will be providing insightful advice and support to guide the young architects as they approach their graduation in 2019.
“RSHP are delighted to support the ‘Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Building Futures Programme.’ The aims and objectives of the trust are shared by us and are at the core of our social responsibility as architects, supporting the next generation of architects to ensure we have a diverse profession and importantly providing opportunities to young people.” – Jack Newton, Senior Associate, RSHP
Harjinder Singh, Senior Architect at RSHP and former recipient of the prestigious ‘Stephen Lawrence Bursary’ for his Part II Studies in 2008, will be joining Senior Associate Jack Newton as part of the mentoring programme team of six architects from the practice.
Neil Onions, Manager of The Building Futures Programme said, “I’m delighted to be able to announce we are working with RSHP. Partnerships such as these are made all the more special when the connection comes through an SLCT alumni member. We are looking forward to working with the practice and welcoming them to the Stephen Lawrence Architecture Advisory Board in September.”
To learn more about the Building Futures Programme, please read here: link.
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