Built environment professionals invited to get involved with Summer Eco City Architecture Academy this month

Open House is seeking built environment professionals to help with its Summer Eco City Architecture Academy, taking place later this month.

Architects and others are needed to mentor young people (aged 12-19) and architecture students taking part in a four-day programme, named Summer Eco City, to be held at Westminster University's Architecture School on 24-27 August.

The programme will involve creative workshops investigating architecture, design and public space, culminating in the construction of a huge 3D model of the young people's vision for the capital.

Alongside this, Open House is also encouraging teams of London architecture students and recent architecture graduates to take part in the Eco City Challenge: to re-imagine key buildings on London's riverside for a new vision of a sustainable city.

Professionals can get involved in a variety of ways. For more information, please email ecocity@openhouse.org.uk by 14 August with your details, including your name and company name, and details of any experience you have working with young people and students.

Please also state your availability over the four days of the programme, and whether you would like to lead a unit, support a unit or mentor a student team.

The Eco City workshops are presented in partnership with P3, University of Westminster and funded by Arts Council England. For further information please visit: www.openhouse.org.uk/education/youth/summer_school.html.