Press Release:
The Bartlett Summer Show 2015: Family Day Activities on opening day Saturday 27 June

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As part of its annual student showcase, The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL will this year offer a range of family-centred activities on its opening day.

Bartlett School of Architecture summer show 2014.© StonehousePhotographic

Bartlett School of Architecture summer show 2014 © Stonehouse Photographic

The annual celebration of student work is one of the world’s biggest architecture degree shows. Nearly 500 architecture students will present a range of inventive, creative and visual work, from models and drawings, to films, multimedia installations and computer fabrications.

The show takes place during the month-long London Festival of Architecture, and annually attracts over 5000 visitors making it one of the most hotly anticipated events in the architectural calendar.

This year’s show sees the new addition of family activities on the public opening day. Drop in activities for children, accompanied by an appropriate adult or guardian, will run throughout the day and include:

– ‘Treasure Hunt’ – enjoy an interactive experience and use your treasure map to discover the highlights of the show.
(10:30-12:30 & 13:30-15:30, The yard/ G02)

– ‘Build a house’ – assemble and decorate your own laser-cut push-out house, or add it to a giant emerging city.
(10:30-12:30 & 13:30-15:30, The yard/ G02)

-‘Minecraft workshop’ – understand how circuits can be made in Minecraft, create your own Redstone contraptions and understand how command blocks work. Workshop will be run by an expert tutor from Fire Tech Camp.
(11:00-13:00, computer cluster located near the show. Limited spaces by advance booking only Ages 9-13.)

Family Activites on the Opening Day: 27 June 2015
The Bartlett Summer Show will run 27 June – 11 July 2015.

Venue details
140 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2BX
Closest tube stations: Warren Street, Euston Square, Mornington Crescent



For more information please contact:

Caro Communications
Estelle Jarvis | Jacqueline Townsend |
Tel: +44 (0)20 7713 9388

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Michelle Lukins
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 5109


Notes to Editors

About The Bartlett Summer Show 2015

Exhibition party & speeches
Friday 26 June 2015, 19.00
Main Quadrangle of UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Exhibition open to the public
Saturday 27 June – Saturday 11 July
140 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2BX

Opening times
Saturday 27 June, 10.00 – 20.30
Sunday 28 June, 10.00 – 17.30
Monday 29 June, 10.00 – 20.30
Tuesday 30 June, 10.00 – 20.30
Wednesday 1 July, 10.00 – 15.00
Thursday 2 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Friday 3 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Saturday 4 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Sunday 5 July, 10.00 – 17.30
Monday 6 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Tuesday 7 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Wednesday 8 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Thursday 9 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Friday 10 July, 10.00 – 20.30
Saturday 11 July, 10.00 – 20.30


About The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
The Bartlett School of Architecture is part of The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment. It was established in 1841 and is UCL’s world-leading centre for education and research in architecture.

It has been voted the best school of architecture in the UK for ten years in a row by the Architect’s Journal and for the past three years has topped the Guardian league tables.

Located in the heart of London, the School is at the forefront of international research and teaching, encompassing interdisciplinary collaboration and methodologies. Bartlett students are amongst the most sought after in the UK and Europe for their outstanding drive, creativity and skills.

With around 800 students, 40% of whom represent more than 45 nations, and more than 220 staff of diverse backgrounds, The Bartlett is widely known as one of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world.

10% of students are doctoral candidates. Over the past 20 years they have received more RIBA medals than any other school. Many have gone on to occupy leading roles in established practices worldwide, many others have set up award-winning businesses of their own, such recent examples: Asif Khan, Bio-Bean, Bombass & Parr, Duggan Morris, Factory Fifteen, HUT, Moxon, Threefold and WeMadeThat.

In 2016 it celebrates the 175th anniversary of the appointment of Thomas Donaldson to UCL as the UK’s first Chair of Architecture. In the same year, the School is scheduled to move back into substantially refabricated and extended premises at 22 Gordon Street within a period of investment in its future not seen in over 40 years.

London Festival of Architecture
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. Taking place throughout June, the annual festival provokes questions about the contemporary and future life of the city, and promotes positive change to its public realm. The city-wide programme is delivered with leading cultural and academic institutions alongside associated projects by practices and individuals.