11/02/2021

Westminster UTC pupils design a house with new online work experience program

Credit: David Miller Architects. Westminster UTC pupils design house in five days with David Miller Architects' new online work experience programme

Pupils design a house in five days with new work experience initiative

Two Westminster UTC pupils took part in an innovative, remote work experience programme where they learned how to design a house in five days. Launched by David Miller Architects (DMA), one of Westminster UTC’s partner organisations, the entire programme was delivered online through their ground-breaking Virtual Design Academy. The new initiative gave students access to sought-after skills, cutting edge software and expert guidance at a time in-person work experience wasn't possible due to the pandemic. During the carefully structured week, pupils received a crash course in Building Information Modelling (BIM), created sketch designs, and converted this into a 3D model of the house they designed.