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Rachel Manns

Skill Up: Radical plans for schools (in-person workshop) - June 2022

In this in-person architecture workshop, we will be exploring how the architectural plan can be used to develop – and argue for - the design of better schools and learning environments. For young people aged 15 to 18.

About the course

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 11am to 4pm (in-person workshop)

For young people aged 15 to 18

Let’s make radical plans for better schools for the future.

Taking its inspiration from the RIBA Exhibition Radical Rooms: Power of the plan, this workshop invites you to explore how the architectural plan can be used to develop – and argue for - the design of better schools and learning environments. You will explore existing school designs, be introduced to the technical aspects of drawing architectural plans to scale, and use your own experience of different learning environments to develop a design that demonstrates what schools could and should look like in the 21st century and beyond.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Marianne Holm Hansen for young people aged 15 to 18 years.

About the workshop series

Our workshops and courses for ages 15 to 18 "skill up" teenagers who are thinking about studying architecture or design. Participants think critically, share their views on architecture and express themselves through creative practice. In past workshops, participants have learned how to work to an architectural brief, improve portfolios, develop architectural drawing skills using a variety of media (including digital drawing on iPads) and photography skills, and work individually and collaboratively to think about how to design sustainable and responsible architecture.

Based in London, mainly our HQ at 66 Portland Place, all participants must arrive by 11am. These workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but lunch is not provided.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential and if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.

Workshop costs

  • £48
  • £36 for participants who qualify for free school lunch (proof required)

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our young people page.