GHA’s annual work experience week was adapted this year due to Covid-19, with the series of workshops held virtually.
A range of 14-17 year olds attended daily sessions to get a flavour of architectural design, drawing and modelmaking. The culmination of the week saw the young students present their ideas to a small team of judges including guest judge Immy Kaur, co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham and co-founder and curator of TEDxBirmingham.
Friday’s design review also included special guest Tom Bloxham, Chairman and founder of Urban Splash, who gave an inspirational talk and provided insight into the world of architecture and development.
The group were tasked with designing a residential building for a corner plot of Port Loop and were briefed to consider a new model for living after Covid-19
During the week, the students received sessions from a range of GHA staff along with Urban Splash Associate Director of Development Adam Willetts.
Feedback from the week, via students and parents alike, was overwhelmingly positive, including:
“I’d like to pass on thanks to your team for not only running a virtual work experience scheme this year but putting in the time and effort to do a really good one.”
“I have really enjoyed the whole week and learning about new techniques to present my ideas. It has significantly amplified my dream to be an architect.”