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​​Young People: Skills development and social events for ages 16 to 24

Events, courses and opportunities for ages 16 to 24.

Structure created by young people during a creative workshop with an architect, RIBA, 66 Portland place, London. Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library

We offer a range of opportunities for young people to learn more about architecture and the architectural profession. Our programmes focus on knowledge building and skills development. Collaborating with peers and practitioners, young people explore architecture in real-world contexts and in relationship to other artistic and creative practices.

RIBA Youth Forum helping Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios design the Pea Soup House installation at the RIBA, London Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library

Skill Up for ages 15 to 18

Designed to ‘Skill Up’ teenagers who are thinking about studying architecture or design, in past workshops participants have learnt how to work to an architectural brief, improve portfolios, use photography effectively and develop architectural drawing skills using traditional and digital media. Participants work individually and collaboratively to think about how to design sustainable and responsible architecture.

Skill Up workshops are drop-off and are led by architects and artist-educators. See forthcoming Skill Up workshops.

Visit our Families and Children section to see workshops for ages 15 to 18 years.

RIBA Youth Forum on a guided tour of Pop Brixton, London, with Carl Turner Architects Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library

Join the Young People's Forum

The RIBA Young People’s Forum is a diverse group of young people aged 16 to 24 with a shared passion for architecture and design. The Forum is free, member-led and meets regularly for practice visits, workshops, debates and more.

Joining the RIBA’s Young People’s Forum gives you the opportunity to:

  • attend many exciting RIBA events and talks at discounted rates or for free
  • meet other young people interested in architecture, places and spaces, as well as the team at the RIBA and its architect members
  • arrange visits as a group to exciting buildings, practices and exhibitions
  • gain professional volunteer experience at RIBA Learning events including our family workshops, Fun Days and Open House events

It is completely free to join. To sign up, or simply find out more, please email on or call 020 7307 3703.

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