The Importance of Mentoring at HPA

HPA are proud to have a long history in mentoring architecture students across a variety of placements. We offer different annual programmes, facilitated by RIBA and our own longstanding relationships with local universities, and we’re dedicated to providing invaluable experience and skills for the future generation of architects.

Our office actively employs student summer interns for month long schemes. We have recently been joined by Charlotte and Katie, who completed their internship with us over the summer between their second and third year undergraduate degrees.

Both students, along with a few others from Lancaster University’s School of Architecture, are part of the summer RIBA Future Architects mentorship programme, with their education overseen by HPA Director Richard Woolridge, who is also the professional studies advisor for the RIBA Part 3.

During their time with us, Katie and Charlotte have assisted the architects at HPA with individual projects, AutoCAD and Photoshop renders. As well as this, both students have supported the recent Lancaster Rewind Festival, designing boards for the exhibition, assembling the exhibit itself, and attending the VIP Launch in early September.

We’re sad to see the two go but wish them all the best in their continued studies. We’re sure to see them again in the future.

To read more about other examples of recent work experience at HPA, click here.

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