Blueprint for the Future is a free, three-day showcase of the work of the brightest, most interesting and challenging architecture students graduating Part II across London, as selected by Blueprint Magazine.
We have paired nine of the capital’s best architecture schools with nine of the most exciting international design brands, resulting in a ‘trail’ of exhibitions held over three days (17, 18, 19 July, 12–7pm) in showrooms across Clerkenwell, London’s beating heart of design.
In addition to this, we will be hosting two lively, challenging and diverse seminars tackling the future of architectural education and practice — something these graduating students, the architects of tomorrow, have a lot to say about.
Since 1983, Blueprint has been committed to supporting new and emerging designers as well as established ones, and we’re delighted to launch our first Blueprint for the Future event. Come and see what the future of architecture and design looks like for yourself.
Entry to the exhibitions and seminars is free, but click the Register button on the dedicated Blueprint for the Future website to let us know you’re coming, as well as to receive full event details. Seminar places must be booked in advance. Blueprint for the Future is a showcase of the work of the most exciting architectural students graduating Part II across London.
To download our special Blueprint for the Future map, showing where the exhibitions and seminars will take place, please visit the Blueprint for the Future website.
The exhibitions will be staged in nine showrooms across Clerkenwell on 17, 18, 19 July, 12.00–19.00. Entry to the exhibitions is free, but please register to visit to receive all information including a downloadable map. You can still turn up without registering if you wish.
The AA @ Senator, 25 Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AE
Established in 1847 by students, the Architectural Association has been located in London’s Bedford Square since 1917, and at Hooke Park, a rural campus in a 350 acre woodland in Dorset, since 2002. In addition, the AA operates in over 35 Visiting School locations around the world. Considered a leader in architectural education, AA graduates are international leaders in the profession, education, and many associated creative fields.
Senator is part of UK based The Senator Group, a leading manufacturer of high quality furniture for the contract market and leading investor in research, development and design. Senator shares The Senator Group’s core values of innovation, design, people and sustainability, providing forward-thinking work place solutions and facilitating long-standing supply partnerships.
The Bartlett @ USM, 49-51 Central St, EC1V 8AB
The Bartlett School of Architecture is internationally renowned for award-winning, innovative research and teaching that is critically informed, design led and interdisciplinary. Architecture has been taught at UCL for over 175 years. Students strengthen their core skills in design, technology, history and theory, and professional studies, working with world-class tutors, academics and practitioners.
USM modular furniture stands for timeless design of the highest quality. From a few basic components the successful Swiss company has created individual items of furniture for the home, complete home offices and functional office environments that are designed so that they grow with the individuals changing needs.The Swiss precision with which the components are made give the furniture the strength, versatility and clean lines that have made USM Haller a design classic.
The Cass @ Kohler, 44-48 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1M 5PS
The Cass focuses on learning through practice, experimenting with process and working with clients. Students gain real-world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies. There is a strong emphasis in their studios on socially engaged architecture, art and design applied to both local and global contexts.
Founded in 1873, Kohler Co. is a world leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power systems, and upscale interiors. Kohler has established itself as a pioneer of luxury style in the bathroom and kitchen and is committed to a tradition of craft and innovation. The Kohler brand, and the company mission to enhance gracious living, reflects this heritage of excellence.
CSM @ UltraFabrics, 6 Northburgh St, EC1V 0AY
Spatial Practices at Central Saint Martins is embedded in a globally renowned art and design school, from which they draw a commitment to explore expanded forms of practice and education. Their Manifesto establishes a series of strong and distinctive drivers in which we see the production of space as fundamentally social and political but where they simultaneously support the radical potential of making and building.
With decades of polyurethane craftsmanship, Ultrafabrics is reshaping the world of performance fabrics – one surface at a time. Made by humans, for humans, Ultrafabrics’ passion is the creation of unrivalled sensorial experiences and changing the definition and expectation for what a performance fabric can be, do and feel like. In May 2018, Ultrafabrics launched its first international showroom in Clerkenwell.
Kingston @ OCEE Design, 20 Old St, EC1V 9AB
The students at Kingston are interested in what it takes to make thoughtful work in the built environment today. They share belief in architecture and landscape as a continuum of cultural thinking and their studios marry exceptional students to leaders working in practice and in the academy, encompassing a diverse range of positions as befits the contemporary context of pluralistic practice.
Ocee Design celebrates the very best of British and Scandinavian design and its portfolio includes furniture for reception, breakout, meeting and task seating, as well as tables, landscape systems and acoustic products. Ocee’s products are adaptable and highly curated to suit a variety of needs, spaces, ambitions and budgets. It offers a full RIBA accredited CPD programme by independent experts on acoustics, workplace productivity and ergonomics.
Click through to read more about our schools and showrooms, and also to find out more about the Blueprint for the Future seminars.