Built environment

We believe that architecture as a profession and the built environment that surrounds us should be designed by the people who live in it, celebrating and giving voice to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of people from every background.

But this can only be achieved when young people from diverse backgrounds are inspired to become architects, when they are supported on the long journey to qualify, and when communities are truly involved in shaping the environment around them.

Inspired by Stephen’s personal aspiration and journey to become an architect we work with BAME and underrepresented young people to fulfil the dreams to join and enrich the built environment sector and built environment professionals to make their organisations and initiatives more inclusive and reflective of the rich society we live in.

Please download our ‘Into Architecture’ Toolkit. This Toolkit was made in partnership with HKS.

HKS is an international design firm of more than 1400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and more.

HKS are a longstanding partner practice of ours at the Trust, with a representative on our Architecture Advisory Board and a range of past collaboration projects that have benefitted the full range of our programme beneficiaries. This toolkit is a brilliant overview of what it takes to become and remain an architect.

Current or prospective bursary recipients or alumni please contact: info@stephenlawrence.org.uk

Current or prospective built environment partner organisations or individuals please contact chanel@stephenlawrence.org.uk

Our work in the Built Environment

Building futures programme

Building futures programme

We support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups to study architecture, gain work experience and qualify as architects.

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