RIBA Future Architects Discuss – What to look for in a Chartered Practice

RIBA Future Architects Discuss - What to look for in a Chartered Practice



You can find the original recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNWlE…

Join host Stephen Drew (RIBA Associate Member Rep and Founder of Architecture Social) for a discussion exploring the qualities to look out for in a Chartered Practice when job-seeking, as part of the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Future Architects Discuss series, aimed at RIBA Student and Associate Members.

This is a recording of an online event that took place on 6 April 2022.


Stephen Drew, RIBA Associate Member Rep and Founder of Architecture Social

Stephen is the founder of the Architecture Social and VP Students & Associates on RIBA Council. He worked in the architecture industry at EPR Architects after completing a degree and diploma at the University of Westminster and Manchester School of Architecture.

Stephen is part of the RIBA Future Architects Steering Group, an ambassador for the Architect’s Benevolent Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Oliver Lowrie, Ackroyd Lowrie

Oliver is an architect and co-founder of Ackroyd Lowrie, having previously spent 10 years working at Architype. Oliver’s practice, Ackroyd Lowrie, is one of the UK’s first practices to implement a new policy focused on transparency and inclusivity, and has introduced paid overtime for all staff. Oliver discusses his findings 12 months on from introducing paid overtime.

Karolina Lee and Priyansha Kamdar, Benham Architects

Karolina is an architect and Priyansha is a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, at Benham Architects in Cardiff. Priyansha took part in the RSAW Student Mentoring programme and was placed with Benham Architects before being offered a Part 1 placement with the practice. They explore how the pandemic has impacted the way we find work and the direct benefits of schemes like student mentoring. Our RIBA Future Architects Discuss events provide a forum for open discussion on key topics for the architecture student community. To learn more about RIBA Future Architects, visit our website: https://www.architecture.com/educatio