Bandstand project at South Bank 2011
As a regional office RIBA London looks to engage students in the capital. We work with our chartered members and practices to provide a mentoring scheme for architecture undergraduates, and partner with the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA) to offer a travel award for students during their architectural studies.
We also facilitate bespoke projects, during event periods such as London Festival of Architecture, giving students and graduates a chance to develop and showcase their skills through the creation of temporary installations. Such past projects have included design briefs for benches (Pews & Perches), bandstands and most recently a pie shop installed at the South Bank. You can read about the mentoring projects and associated built structures with the Southbank Centre via the link.
In addition, our branch networks connect with their local schools of architecture to recognise and reward talent by offering awards to students. Branch representatives also from time to time represent the profession at careers events in secondary schools across the city.
RIBA London has previously partnered with cultural organisations to provide learning experiences for school students and young people – you can read about these in our 'working with young people' archive. For full current careers related information and educational resources please refer to the RIBA’s main Education pages.