Engaging youngsters in architecture and ‘the built environment’

The POoR Collective, a previous winner in the Inspire Future Generations Awards.

The closing date is looming for the UK-based Inspire Future Generations Awards, which recognise projects that engage children and young people in architecture and the built environment.

You have until Monday 30 October to submit your nomination to this innovative scheme which is open to architects and planners who deliver projects with and for young people.

The awards are organised by the Thornton Education Trust (TET), a non-profit organisation which works to create a community of professionals who are dedicated to creating architectural and built projects that can really enrich the lives of young people.

Categories include Social Value, Community Projects, Diversity in Action, Best Organisation, Best Practice, Best Client and Inspiring Individual of the Year. The trust’s‘ Empowering Environments: Inspiring Future Generations report highlights the actions, initiatives, and programmes of past IFGA applicants, indicating who is taking action, where these efforts are taking place, and the impacts they have on shaping a better built environment for the future.

The POoR Collective, which focuses on the development of communities through the elevation of young people, was commended in the 2022 awards for its work on The Kingston Riverside Project. Director Sean Weston said: “The TET awards has really helped to shine a light on this important cohort of our society and we were delighted to gain a recommendation.”

The winning entries will be added to the TET Resource Bank, sharing knowledge and examples.

Click here for more information on the scheme and how to submit your nomination.

Author: Simon Weedy

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