Why did you want to pursue a career in architecture?
I was first able to explore the creative side of academia in Sixth Form where I was given the opportunity of applying to a foundation course in Art and Design. Once I enrolled on the foundation course, I was drawn to the Architecture and 3D Design pathway where I started to see how architecture can be used as a tool to improve social value and people’s lives in a positive way.
I then applied to study Architecture at Central St Martins. The course encouraged projects to tackle issues of social justice as well as sustainable design, which cemented my decision in wanting my career to be within the built environment sector.
Tell us about your apprenticeship?
I am currently halfway through the first year of my Apprenticeship at London South Bank University. The course is four years long, and at the end I will qualify as an Architect. The first year has focussed on design studios, and I am currently focussing on the themes of ethical cities and regenerative design. The remaining years will concentrate on the dissertation and technical modules, before exploring a final design project and the completion of my Part 3 qualification in fourth year.
What is the most interesting thing about your course?
The most interesting part of my course so far has been having the opportunity to meet likeminded individuals from other practices, whilst also incorporating the experience and skills I have learnt at JTP into developing a design project. I have also enjoyed broadening my knowledge on various essay topics such as ‘Participation within Architecture’, where I have utilised my experience from JTP’s community engagement processes as a basis for my studies.