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.

Architecture Ambassadors giving a workshop at Brampton Manor © Lucie Olivier

As an Architecture Ambassador, your partnership would involve collaborating with a teacher, with the 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.

Architecture Ambassadors giving out medals to students © Periscope

Participation in the National Schools Programme counts towards official RIBA CPD. You can use our online portal to log your CPD.

The National Schools Programme targets different geographical areas each term.

Registration now open

To take part in the Architecture Ambassadors programme and/or our digital Architects Connect programme, please fill in our Ambassadors' request form.

To stay up to date with our schools programme and opportunities you can take part in, please sign up to our newsletter for architects or email learning@riba.org.

Architecture Ambassadors Make Architects delivering a workshop at their studio that demonstrates how architects use virtual reality © Kes Eccleston

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."

Yemi Aladerun, Architecture Ambassador © Bold Yellow

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.

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