Event Schedule

You can check out our activities planned for 2024 below. Only W Partner practices can access these events.

If you're interested in your practice becoming a W Partner, please contact jennifer.pitt@emap.com.

January 2024
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Welcome to the W Programme

Our community of W Partners have told us over the years how much they value simple networking events as an opportunity to connect with old contacts, and to make new ones. So, we listened and kicked off the 2024 Programme with a few hours of informal conversation over a few refreshments.

    

Venue: ING Media, 21 Curtain Road London, EC2A 3LT 

17:30 – 18:00 -  Welcome drink

18:00 – 18:10 - Welcome speech from Manon Mollard, editor of The Architectural Review and Emily Booth, editor of the Architects' Journal

18:10 – 18:15 - Welcome from ING Media

18:15 – 19:30 - Refreshments and networking

View more photos here

March 2024
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Spring Lecture 



Lecture title: Breathing spaces

Iwona Buczkowska has spent a lifetime researching and inventing spaces where we feel ‘elsewhere’. Rejecting standardisation and orthogonality, her architecture follows oblique planes and clings to supporting arches.

In this lecture, the Polish-French architect and winner of the 2024 Jane Drew Prize will talk about the importance of designing fluid and friendly spaces that are bathed in light, offering multiple views and providing access to the outdoors. From social housing to educational buildings to urban planning, Buczkowska always places the user at the centre of her design process to create living environments that are the source of simple pleasures.

W Partners register here

May 2024
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Spring Speed Mentoring

A collaboration between W Partner practices, with each practice, with mentors and mentees being matched up – at random - for a morning of learning and career development. Our speed mentoring sessions are open to 2 mentees and 1 mentor from each practice. Students will also be invited to take part when appropriate. On average, each mentor will have 4 x 15-minute mentoring sessions. Each mentee will have 2 x 15-minute mentoring sessions. This gives everyone the opportunity to talk to multiple people. Where possible, and in the interests of the W Programme’s core aim to supporting underrepresented people in architecture, we encourage all mentees that are put forward to be female or non-binary. 

W Partners register here

June 2024
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Summer Networking Event

Our annual Summer Networking Event is an opportunity for W Partners, Sponsors and Supporters to come together informally and connect with peers and other industry voices over some refreshments.  

W Partners register here

July 2024
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Online Speed Mentoring

An online edition of our renowned speed mentoring series, making it more accessible to those that don't or cant attend our in-person events.

A collaboration between W Partner practices, with each practice, with mentors and mentees being matched up – at random - for a morning of learning and career development. Our speed mentoring sessions are open to 2 mentees and 1 mentor from each practice. Students will also be invited to take part when appropriate. On average, each mentor will have 4 x 15-minute mentoring sessions. Each mentee will have 2 x 15-minute mentoring sessions. This gives everyone the opportunity to talk to multiple people. Where possible, and in the interests of the W Programme’s core aim to supporting underrepresented people in architecture, we encourage all mentees that are put forward to be female or non-binary. 

W Partners register here

September 2024
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Autumn Lecture 

In the second of our series of Lectures, we’ll be inviting a prolific and passionate speaker from the built environment community to inspire the room with their thoughts and experiences in fostering respect, inclusivity and creating better and healthier working environments in architecture.

W Partners register here

October 2024
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Winter Speed Mentoring

A collaboration between W Partner practices, with each practice, with mentors and mentees being matched up – at random - for a morning of learning and career development. Our speed mentoring sessions are open to 2 mentees and 1 mentor from each practice. Students will also be invited to take part when appropriate. On average, each mentor will have 4 x 15-minute mentoring sessions. Each mentee will have 2 x 15-minute mentoring sessions. This gives everyone the opportunity to talk to multiple people. Where possible, and in the interests of the W Programme’s core aim to supporting underrepresented people in architecture, we encourage all mentees that are put forward to be female or non-binary. 

W Partners register here

November 2024
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Winter Lecture and Networking

To round off the year and our series of Lectures, we’ll be inviting a prolific and passionate speaker from the built environment community to inspire the room with their thoughts and experiences in fostering respect, inclusivity and creating better and healthier working environments in architecture.

W Partners register here