Architecture for 15 – 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University



This summer course explores new ways of thinking and advanced technologies that are being used by professional architects today. The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to design, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in. During this course you will: - investigate current building projects in the UK and around the world - learn the various stages of design development that professionals must go through - go on excursions to see local projects in progress, as well as talks from guest speakers about their work - experience first-hand the new technologies being employed, such as scanning whole buildings and using virtual, augmented reality software, and how these tools are being used by design, restoration and heritage professionals. In addition to lectures you will be set projects that you will work on in groups, presenting your ideas in 2D as well as simple 3D models - to give you a taste of what it’s like to work in industry. What will you gain? This will be an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the built environment and create new work for your portfolio. Level: Open to all Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for architecture and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills. Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus. You will find open-plan studios and well-equipped workshop spaces to develop your ideas and create exciting work. You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing. Here's what our previous attendees said: 'This course has helped solidify my decision to attend an architecture degree program. I particularly enjoyed the model making aspect of the course and discovering different techniques. I want to say a big thank you to the course tutor Annie'. 'I enjoyed the content that the course consisted of and it has strengthened my desire to do architecture as a degree' TA 'I loved the model making, as well as learning about the different aspects of architecture' RO 'I really enjoyed the course, it was very fun and helpful, thank you' 'Overall it was a really good course taught by experienced professioanls and helped me gain a good insight into architecture' 'I really enjoyed this course, thank you' 'This course has allowed me to gain a better understanding of what an architecture degree includes' Tutor Profile: Annie Duquemin has worked in the construction industry as an architect and builder since graduating from Nottingham University. She ran her own medium sized architectural practice, Allan Joyce Architects, and in house building company in the city for 20 years, before taking on teaching posts at both Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University; this gave Annie a fantastic opportunity to “give back” to the profession and use their skills and experience from practice to shape the new generations of architects. Her work in practice focussed largely on community architecture; Annie worked with groups of people of all religions and backgrounds, to create joyful, safe, life enriching spaces which all members of a local community can enjoy and feel proud to be part of. Annie is an enthusiast about design and how good buildings can enrich all our lives. Need accommodation for the summer? You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed. Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.

What's included in the price?

One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Indicative class size: 15


1 week (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Residential
  • Public transport
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