<a href="http://www.thesorrellfoundation.com/">The Sorrell Foundation</a> <a href="http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/learning/27.asp">Young Design Centre</a> has opened at <a href="http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/learning/27.asp">Somerset House</a> this Spring. The centre is designed to highlight the wants and needs of young people from the designers of their schools. <br><br> It will also encourage local authorities to engage with the foundation’s body of work established over the past seven years, including its <a href="http://www.thesorrellfoundation.com/v&a.html">Joinedupdesignforschools</a> programme. Backed by the <a href="http://www.dfes.gov.uk/">Department for Education and Skills</a>, the centre will host exhibitions, run workshops and establish a research centre and archive on site. <br><br> The Centre will include an exciting new interactive exhibition to explore what's next for schools in Britain, and to inspire everyone involved in renewing school environments. The Foundation's joinedupdesignforschools exhibition will describe what happens when you give young people a say in the way their school is designed. Over the past seven years, design consultants have worked for pupil client teams on design projects to improve the quality of life in their schools. The exhibition shows the process, and examples of the common issues that pupils want designers and architects to address. <br><br> During the next three years, the <a href="http://www.thesorrellfoundation.com/">Sorrell Foundation's</a> <a href="http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/learning/27.asp">Young Design Centre</a> will present a series of exhibitions and displays, run a workshop programme in the Somerset House Lecture Theatre and Learning Centre, and create a unique archive and research centre to explore pupil voice. <br><br> The exhibition programme kicked off last week with the <a href="http://www.r-d-co.com/">R&D&Co</a> and <a href="http://www.cassonmann.co.uk/">Casson Mann</a>-designed show <a href="http://www.designweek.co.uk/liChannelID/6/Articles/134955/What's+Next+For+Schools.html">What’s Next for Schools.</a> <br><br> Reviews by <a href="http://www.designweek.co.uk/Articles/134996/Young+Design+Centre+opens+.html">Design Week</a> and <a href="http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/learning/27.asp">Somerset House</a>. <br><br> I cannot wait to get down to see this.