2021 summer placements

CZWG recently welcomed three students from The American School in London on a summer placement with our virtual office as part of the school’s WorkX program.

Over the course of a week the Year 10 & 11 students were asked to interpret an architectural brief for a Maggie’s centre, develop a critical approach to design, communicate the evolution of their ideas and present their final concept to the office.

They were supported through daily design tutorials and were also invited to participate in various other aspects of practice life - attending team meetings, project presentations and design reviews, introductions to BIM and visualisations and CPD sessions on the topics of accessibility and creating inclusive spaces.

Architectural Assistant Kevin Wang, who oversees CZWG’s work experience programme, said “Our brief sought to engage the students in a conversation as to what a home and healthy environment could be. It’s always fascinating to see how the students interpret this brief and bring their personality to a design in just four days.”

Year 11 student Jessie said. “I felt as though I was very immersed into the work environment which allowed me to gain a really good understanding of what it is like to work at an architecture firm. I found it very beneficial to create a project of my own where I was really learning and developing the skills for myself and testing out the work of an architect. Everyone I worked with was so kind and helpful and I felt that they really helped make the experience even better.”

The best of luck for the rest of your studies Jessie, Luke and Nick!