Architecture Ambassador partnerships: for architecture professionals
Would you like to empower children and young people to have an opinion on their built environment? RIBA Architecture Ambassadors are architectural professionals who volunteer to partner with schools to inspire children and young people about the potential of the built environment.
As an Architecture Ambassador, your partnership would involve collaborating with a teacher, with support of the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA), to plan and deliver a creative project for a group of students at school. RIBA provides training on working with school children, safeguarding and using architecture as a vehicle to bring the curriculum to life.
Projects vary from one half-day workshop to weekly sessions throughout a half term, dependent on your availability. Workshops normally take place in school, but you are welcome to offer a visit to a local building (even one of your own!) or your practice. The RIBA Learning team provide support and advice throughout the project.
Participation in the National Schools Programme counts towards official RIBA CPD. You can use our online portal to log your CPD.
Below are the places we are currently delivering the scheme and accepting volunteers for. To apply please complete the registration form for the area you would like to enrol with. If you are outside of these areas but would like to take part in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration now open
We are looking for architects in Coventry, Wales, Plymouth and London to take part in the Architecture Ambassadors programme and/or our digital Architects Connect programme.
To stay up to date with our schools programming, please sign up to the RIBA’s National Schools Programme newsletter for architects.
We are recruiting architects to deliver workshops to schools in Coventry as part of Coventry’s UK City of Culture programme. Sign up using this registration form.
We are introducing Architecture Ambassadors to Wales. If you are interested in taking part, please use this registration form.
We are recruiting architects to take part in digital Architects Connect workshops. If you are interested in delivering online workshops to local schools, please use this registration form.
Our recruitment for architects from across London has now closed. Sign up to our newsletter for architects to stay up to date with opportunities to get involved in the National Schools Programme.
Why become an architecture ambassador?
Yemi Aladerun, Architecture Ambassador, says:
"I joined the National Schools Programme as it allowed me to build on my commitment to boost training, broaden access and employment opportunities for young and disadvantaged people.
My ultimate aim for the partnership with Hammersmith Academy, my partner school, is for the students to see the difference they can make to their surroundings, develop a sense of ownership of these spaces and start to engage with their built environment in truly meaningful ways."
The National Schools Programme Architecture Ambassador partnerships are free for all schools thanks to the dedication of our Architecture Ambassadors who volunteer their time and creativity in order to engage children and young people in architecture.