Case study: young architects workshop

Young Architects Workshop is a nine-week youth apprenticeship programme designed to give 14 up to 18-year-olds practical experience creating digital 3D models for real-world clients. This year Young Architects Workshop modified our Arckit Education Programme and used Arckit to teach technical design using physical components and Arckit 3D digital components within SketchUp. The results speak for themselves: each student designed and built a model home from scratch to a client brief in just nine weeks.

What is the Young Architects Workshop?

The Young Architects Workshop is based in the Brentwood Arts Exchange in Brentwood, MD. The aim of this nine-week programme is to teach effective workplace and business skills to young adults through the process of meeting with clients and finishing projects alongside exploring more specialised knowledge about architectural design and how to use 3D design software.

The course was run by, Marcus Monroe, Project Architect at the National Institute of Health (NIH). His colleague (and one of our Arckit Ambassadors), Ricky Fairhurst, was on hand to help out. He’s an experienced architecture student at the University of Maryland and the perfect person to offer insights into the design process and advice for approaching the project like a live brief.

It’s worth noting that, although Ricky was there to facilitate, our Arckit Flexi Course requires no previous knowledge of working with Arckit.