Industry & Partners


Atrium Year 13 Work Placement Student


We took the student through a project-based set of exercises;

  • Surveying an existing structure.
  • Modelling the structure and details from the survey data.
  • Interior design layout and colour palettes.
  • We also showed Polly how we populate and vegetate scenes.
  • We covered the basics of rendering and animation.

These exercises resulted in a model, clay renders of a model and an animation that was finished off after the student returned to Atrium. 

The animation can be found HERE. The animation was a product of walking the student through the process with the aim of using the content they created as the focus. The student was shown how to produce the animation and help in deciding where the camera sequences would go.

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Atrium has been developed with expert advice IMG_0605from the School of Architecture, Design & Environment at Plymouth University, with support from national organisations, industry bodies and employers. Atrium’s links with industry and higher education partners offer students opportunities to embark on projects in collaboration with local businesses.  This helps them to identify future career choices and gain the experience needed to make the transition between school and the workplace.


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At every stage, students are supported by personal coaches in their work placements. When they leave Atrium Studio, they will possess high-quality 

“Sherwoods have been working in partnership with the Atrium Studio School over several projects. We had the pleasure of entertaining Adam for a week’s work placement and more recently we have started a very exciting design project for an innovation space at Sherwoods. We aim to support as many local establishments of education as we can as we know the students of today are the employees of tomorrow. John our Training Centre Manager assists by sitting on the Atriums AESG.  The Atrium provides a fantastic opportunity to all young people entering the Built Environment and everyone at Sherwoods from Kev, the M.D. to our existing apprentices can see the positive effect of engaging with the workforce of tomorrow.”