Inquire 2 Inspire programme hears from Wilson Architects

As part of the Prep School’s Inquire 2 Inspire programme, and the school’s commitment to developing STEAM subjects, we were fortunate to welcome Adam and Heidi Wilson, directors of Wilson Architects, last week.

Adam founded Wilson Architects in 2018 and shared his journey with our pupils in Years 5-8 with a focus on the time, commitment and academic aspects of becoming a chartered architect. Throughout the engaging talk, the pupils learned about some of the more exciting projects Adam has worked on, including football stadia and St John’s College, University of Cambridge. However, Adam was keen to share the message that architects not only focused on aesthetic design, but environmental issues, constraints, planning permission for listed buildings, the flow of people and the history of buildings.

To demonstrate this, Adam discussed a recent project he has led step-by-step – from assessing a derelict Georgian warehouse site, and its history, to becoming state-of-art student accommodation. The pupils had access to the various models, drawings and plans that had been produced.

As ever, our pupils listened carefully, asked pertinent questions, and started to make links to previous talks on structural and civil engineering. Needless to say, we thank Adam and Heidi for their time and many of pupils left super inspired to explore their options within architecture and other STEAM subjects and careers.