The W Programme runs for 12 months from September - August, offering a blend of in-person events, digital events and editorial activity. Here you will find a list of the core events and activities with dates and details.
25 April 2023 | Speed Mentoring
Henley Halebrown, 21, Perseverance Works, 38 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DD | 3pm - 5pm
A collaboration between W Partner practices and students where applicable, with mentors and mentees being matched up for a morning of learning and career development.
Guest speaker: Jennifer Pirie.
Jennifer is an Associate at Henley Halebrown. She has led a number of the studio's commercial projects, including a refurbished and reconfigured hotel, One Hundred Shoreditch, and Barge House, a new 5-storey office building currently on site. Her experience has led her to engage with a variety of clients on a diverse range of project types across all stages of development.
Prior to joining Henley Halebrown, Jennifer gained varied professional experience working for Moshe Safdie Architects in both the USA and China, along with residential expertise working in London. She previously led the delivery through construction of a new build residential development which forms part of the of the Fish Island Village masterplan at Hackney Wick.
Jennifer has a passion for building a diverse profession. She leads the studio’s EDI Working Group and is key to running the outreach programme at Henley Halebrown, including the “Introduction to Architecture” schools programme, as well as undertaking a series of mentoring sessions with the W Programme.
5 May 2023 | Survey Workshop Part 1: The Results
Online| 10:00 - 11:00
This 1-hour workshop unites representatives from all W Partner practices, giving an exclusive first view of the findings from our annual benchmarking survey.
The goal of this workshop is to focus on suggestions and solutions that practices can put in place to address some of the issues raised by the survey, to create a better and healthier working environment for everyone in architecture. The AJ and AR have been working with Jules Allen on the analysis of the results and the top-line findings will be presented that identify some key themes, with a virtual roundtable discussion to follow.
Previous themes have included office environment, working from home, mental and physical health, EDI, and work-life balance.
The discussions will be chaired by a senior representative from the AJ/AR editorial team and a post event write-up will be available exclusively for the W Programme partners.
July 2023 | Summer Networking Event
Shoreditch Arts Club | 17:30 - 19:30
The Summer Networking Event is an annual opportunity for W Partners, Sponsors and Supporters to come together informally and connect with peers and other industry voices over some refreshments.
1730 – 1800: Welcome drinks and canapes
1800 – 1810: Welcome speech from the AJ and AR
1810 – 1930: Drinks and networking