RIBA Ambassadors

Our staff have been working as RIBA Architectural Ambassadors with Allens Croft Primary School, Kings Heath, Birmingham. They have been busy exploring aspects of architecture with 126 Year 1 and Year 2 pupils (5-7 year olds), including:

  • Assemblies training up the pupils to become architects using themes from the Three Little Pigs.
  • The variety of different buildings and how their design gives us clues about them, becoming architecture detectives
  • Year 2’s each designed and made a cereal box house for a different fictitious character, embedding clues about its ‘client’
  • Year 1’s explored mapping their school building, and how cities and how different buildings are pieced together in neighbourhoods.

We worked with the school to devise the project in order to support their own curriculum topics and learning aims. We were joined by Katy Wade, Schools Programme Co-ordinator for RIBA.

RIBA Architecture Ambassadors are architectural professionals who volunteer to partner with schools to inspire one or more classes about the potential of the built environment. Ambassadors empower children and young people to have an opinion on architecture and make their voice heard in the debate.

“It certainly has been a fantastic project so far and a really valuable experience for the children so a big thank you to you and all your colleagues!”

Dan Jones, Creative Arts Leader

Allens Croft Primary School

To find out more about the RIBA Architectural Ambassador Programme click HERE

Refurbishment of Old University Gymnasium Completed
Refurbishment of Old University Gymnasium Completed


Saved from demolition and converted into extensive student teaching and office space, the Old Gym at the University of Birmingham, has been successfully re-purposed for a modern teaching facility

RIBA Ambassadors
RIBA Ambassadors


A few of our staff have been acting as Architecture Ambassadors, RIBA architect members who inspire the next generation through partnering with schools on RIBA's National Schools Programme.