Sketching the Future: our competition to unearth the next generation of creative innovators on Teesside

The concept


  • Pupils are given a brief on what building they could design – after that, they can let their imaginations run wild!


  • They could turn the space into a a colourful Lego lounge, a Boro-themed sports hall – basically the more creative, fun and original, the better!


  • Harkin Associates’ award-winning team would visit the school and work alongside the youngsters, helping to develop their ideas whilst offering expert advice and guidance.


  • Harkin Associates’ team will judge the entrants and pick a winning design


Benefits for your school


  • The winning school would win an architectural Lego while the top three designs would benefit from professional feedback from the experts at Harkin Associates.


  • A chance for pupils to work alongside a team of professionals from one of the North East’s leading architectural design companies, responsible for designing some of Teesside’s most iconic buildings


  • Positive publicity for the school with a press release issued to the likes of the Northern Echo, Teesside Live and BBC Tees announcing the winner.


This going to be a fun, engaging and creative competition being run across Teesside.


Crucially, it is also incredibly easy to take part in – it could even be incorporated into Design & Technology lessons.


If you are interested in signing up, or would like more information, please contact