Five years of working with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

By PRP – 14 August 2017

This year marks five years since the London 2012 Olympic Games - and of PRP's work with The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) and Chobham Manor LLP, providing unique opportunities to local young people, with support from the London Legacy Development Corporation.

As part of the on-going legacy, PRP has provided paid placements to selected local architecture students in partnership with the Trust, supporting them in accessing and achieving qualifications to further their career and offering credible experience on live projects - as well as allowing them to play an active role in regenerating their local area.

This year, following a competitive shortlisting round, an impressive interview, and seeing off many applications from hopefuls from across the boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Hackney; Claudio Cabulo, was appointed for a six-week paid summer placement at PRP. Since graduating in 2014 from Central Saint Martins (UAL) with a Part I architecture degree, Claudio had struggled to find a paid placement but had been part of the Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme for the past year, gaining access to many workshops as well as an industry mentor.

Shanae Boisson, last year’s placement student with PRP, was part of this year’s interview panel - Shanae is now going on to complete her Part II Masters studies at the Cass (London Metropolitan).