Building a Sustainable Future

Students engaged in a ground-breaking programme designed to bring education and industry together could be the architects of a sustainable future for all. Mark Smith, Director at Stephen George + Partners explains how high school students are being immersed in architectural practice.
Students and teachers in a classroom

Earlier this year, I was honoured to see Year 9 students from St Mary’s and St John’s Church of England school in Barnet (SMSJ) receive certificates and prizes for a raft of innovative ideas for planet-friendly homes that included solar and hydroelectric power, heat pumps, and waste management. The students had just completed ‘Architecture and Sustainability – looking to the future’, an innovative schools programme designed to engage with future generations in planning the environmentally friendly homes and towns of their own future.

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