Pereen d'Avoine of Russian for Fish, Studio Bark's Sarah Broadstock and recent graduate Samiur Rahman discussed the motivations of architects entering the profession on a panel at Knauf's London showroom.
Dezeen's assistant editor India Block chaired the panel, which is explored the experiences of architects starting out in the industry or setting up their own practice for the first time.
The panellists discussed the challenges faced by young architects today such as maintaining a healthy work/life balance, how to address climate change in their work, and diversifying the field of architecture.
The panel also explored whether young architects' ambitions differ from their tutors and mentors and how the social values of a new generation of architects could affect the built environment.
D'Avoine is the founding director of Russian For Fish, which works primarily with renovations of houses and workplaces including a home in North London fitted with a vibrant yellow kitchen.
Broadstock finished her postgraduate degree in architecture this year and is an architect with Studio Bark. In 2018, the studio completed a biodegradable and recyclable house built with cork, and has recently designed a modular construction system that allows people to self-build their own homes.
Rahman has recently completed his postgraduate degree in architecture at the University of Greenwich in London, where his final year project was put forward for the RIBA's President's Medals Award, considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in architectural education worldwide.
The talk was held in Knauf's London showroom, which opened last year during Clerkenwell Design Week.
Dezeen hosts and livestreams talks and panel discussions from around the world. Recent examples include the annual architecture lecture given by Jean-Philippe Vassal at the Royal Academy in London and a conversation with Arthur Mamou Mani about his bioplastic installation for COS.