June 19th, 2015

CJCT are delighted to announce that we are one of the Chartered Practices taking part in the RIBA Open Studios.

Organised by the RIBA as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2015, a month-long, city-wide celebration of Architecture and the Built Environment, The Open Studios represent a great chance to go behind the scenes at some of the capital’s most innovative architectural firms.

In line with this year LFA’s theme, ‘Work in Progress’,  next Thursday 25th June our London Studio will host a half a day event entitled “Make your Place – Shape your Future”.

The practice will be joined by students of three London Colleges, who will be involved in a mini in-house competition to re-interpret an existing building, site or landmark across London as a new place for community activities and interaction.

CJCT’s aspiration is to actively involve young people, interested in developing a career in Architecture, with the life of an established London-based architectural practice and to engage them in a fun yet stimulating design exercise.

The event aims to encourage them to be part of the ever-changing, work-in-progress architectural process, and, by offering an insight to the challenges that Architects face during their daily work, it intends to provide them with a deeper understanding of the extraordinary benefits society can gain from the design activity.

In this day and age, when Architects’ work is as fast and changeable as the pace of our daily lives, the competition represents a realistic scenarios for both current and future architects to learn from. As professionals in practice, the role of the architects is not only to shape cities, but also to shape the career of future Place-makers of the Built Environment.

As a potential next generation of architects, the role of the students is to understand how they might act to shape the future cities in order for them, one day, to join the Built Environment with a ‘social’ agenda and learn to see an opportunity in every challenge.