Sixth Form Students develop Town Planning and Architecture Employability Skills - Urban Plan Workshop

Sixth Form Students develop Town Planning and Architecture Employability Skills - Urban Plan Workshop

(Posted on 07/11/17)

Sixth Form Students develop Town Planning and Architecture Employability Skills - Urban Land Institute Workshop Event

Students in Year 12 had the opportunity to take part in a five-hour Urban Plan Workshop Event which took place in early November.

This event was great opportunity for anyone interested in a future career in Architecture, Planning, Finance, Marketing, or Environmental Management, as well as providing useful material for students of Geography (e.g. Managing Diverse Places) and Business Studies (e.g. Budgeting, Costs and Investment Decisions).

The 64 students involved were able to work as members of a property development company to create and present a tender proposal for redeveloping a city centre site. A team of facilitators and industry experts were on hand to help students understand the many complex factors, often in tension with one another, which shaped their creative and financial response to the tender brief.

The event culminated with each of the ten student teams giving a formal presentation to a panel of eight industry professionals.

After a closely fought contest the winning team was declared as Green Futures, who go on to enjoy a special prize-visit to a site of great architectural interest in London…further details to follow!

Here’s what our students thought of the experience:

 

 A Closely Fought Contest but Green Futures are the Winning Team!

        

Mrs N Farley


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