Setting up a project

Forming a partnership

Student with example of work for the new Arsenl Stadium

Designs on Britain 2003
Example of student work: Proposal for a Structure, 3D: the New Arsenal Stadium
Judging and exhibition of student work, Arsenal Stadium, London
Copyright: Andy Heading

An architect and a teacher who are going to form a practitioner partnership and work together on an architecture and built environment project for school students need to meet up, get to know each other, sort out some basic questions and move on to agree a project plan.

In advance of the meeting

Teachers and architects often know very little about each other's working lives. The advance briefing document available below could be distributed in advance as a preparation for a first meeting.

At the start of the meeting

Pages 6 and 7 of the Handbook are designed to take you through the first half of your initial meeting. The agenda includes:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Clarification of basics including financial arrangements, health and safety arrangements, police checks, and insurance.

Once these matters have been discussed you can choose a student task and begin to create your project plan. 

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