workshops and events 2021


Thinking Practicing Listening 21.05.21 10AM – 1PM

Let’s Build @ StJohn’s School Camberwell 25.05.21 4 – 6PM

Co-Production Community Hub Workshop 27.06.21 2 - 4PM


This year the university of Westminster has organised a variety of events and workshops to go along with OPEN 21 and the London Festival of Architecture.

For the 2021 graduates, Alastair Blyth has organised a series of workshops that will run throughout June 2021. All architecture graduates are welcome to join in. This workshops are designed to help the students to learn how to maximise your career prospect.

The university of Westminster is also taking part in the LFA by offering a series of talks and online events. Tutors from the architecture department will talk about a variety of contemporary topics.

You can find more about these events below. Click in the images to access the event.


Join this School of Architecture and Cities Webinar Series to learn how to maximise your career prospect.

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Student Architecture Awards, in recognition of the hard work of our students over the past academic year.

The Awards run in tandem with the online iteration of OPEN 2021, the degree show covering the School of Architecture and Cities, which will launch at 18:30 on Thursday 17th June here.

The Awards will take place virtually on Blackboard Collaborate, and on completion of registration via Eventbrite, you will be provided with a guest list, enabling you to join this from 18:30 on Friday 18th June.

The Awards cover the full gamut of courses offered by the School of Architecture and Cities, and will be presented by a range of external sponsors and academics responsible for nominations, which will be followed by students giving a short acceptance speech.

Whilst our guests will not be able to share their microphone and video in support of the student, we are encouraging all to cheer on our students via the Chat window - a short explanation of how to engage via the chat window is copied below.

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD 21: Finding a job in the new context

Join this School of Architecture and Cities Webinar Series to learn how to maximise your career prospect.

Many are worried about looking for a job in today’s uncertain job market The School of Architecture and Cities “Stand out from the crowd: Finding a job in the new context” webinar series will give you valuable insights in how you can maximise your chances of finding a job using digital skills, developing your personal branding and accessing the hidden job market.

You will learn how to:

· Access the hidden job market

· Which digital tools will give you the best chance and how to make the most of them

· What employers are looking for and how you can meet their needs

· How to make the best impression at an online interview

The Webinars will last approximately 1hr 45 minutes. To attend click here.

Click here for “SA+C Skills for the World of Work” which has information and ideas to help its students develop skills for the world of work.

21.06.21 11:00

How to improve your chances and maximise employment prospects in a digital world

23.06.21 11:00

Developing and improving your skills for employment and entrepreneurship

25.06.21 11:00

What employers are looking for and how they will recruit as a result of the pandemic; tips and advice on how to stand out


Keynote speaker: Dr Huda Tayob

21.06.21 10:00-13:00

This symposium will focus on the importance to architectural practice and research of listening. To listen effectively is not just to hear: it means actively seeking perspectives from those people in society whose voices are often the least audible. In exploring a wide range of voices in architectural practice, theory and history, the symposium intersects with the themes of decolonisation and inclusion, which are embedded in the teaching and research culture of the University of Westminster. The symposium will feature presentations from architects, educators, researchers and students who will discuss the themes of their work and the methods that they engage to seek out, listen to and include diverse voices.


St John the Divine Primary School Warham Street Camberwell SE5 0SX

25.06.21 16:00-18:00

St John's School Camberwell have teamed up with architecture students from the University of Westminster to design and build a series of hands-on interactive playground installations over the course of a two-week summer school event.


CRATE St James Street
35 St James Street E17 7FY

27.06.21 14:00-16:00

We invite you to an exciting co-production workshop to develop ideas for our community hub. The interactive task of making and designing aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds together and having some fun making. For the workshop we will formulate and sketch aspirations and develop ideas via making models with the use of low impact or recycled materials minimising the negative environmental impacts and promote sustainability.

Please join us on Friday, 2nd of July from 5pm to 7pm (BST), for the last in the series of events around our graduating students' virtual degree show OPEN2021. We will host our last year’s graduate, Hamza Shaikh, the founder and the host of the Two Worlds Design podcast, and a maker at Make Architects.

Through recounting his architectural education journey, as well as the ways in which he explored and expanded his interests in relation to the architectural profession and beyond, Hamza will help us tackle the difficult, yet important and timely question: Does University prepare you for practice?

The event will be streamed live on the School of Architecture + Cities’ YouTube channel.

Hamza Shaikh Bio

Hamza Shaikh is currently a Part 2 Architectural Assistant and Partner at Make Architects, London. He is also the founder & host of the Two Worlds Design podcast series which explores the hidden potential of Architecture by speaking with leading practitioners both within and outside of the field. In 2020 he co-founded the MAD Collective (@the_madcollective),which held multiple symposia to highlight broad issues within the field of architecture and university. He also shares experimental drawing techniques on his popular Instagram page More broadly, he shares architectural guidance on his fast-growing YouTube Channel, and he has been described as an 'Architectural Influencer' on social media.