In 2014, I graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in Architecture. This gave me my RIBA Part 1 qualification allowing me to spend my first year post graduation, working as an architectural assistant at a small architectural practice before joining Berkeley Homes West London in September 2015.
Rather than returning to university to complete my professional architectural accreditation, I knew that I was ultimately more interested in working in an environment that brought together all stages of the construction lifecycle, rather than limiting my experiences to architectural design. Working for Berkeley Homes West London enables me to do just that.
On a day to day basis, I work alongside the technical manager assisting with solving design issues, liaising with the site team and contractors on site, feeding into production of marketing material and assisting the customer relations team in providing information to customers.
Due to Berkeley Homes being an industry leader they are able to provide me with the opportunity to work with renowned designers, offering a high quality product and great attention to detail often in prime central locations.
Although my architectural background offers a good starting point for understanding the design process and engineering principles of the scheme, I enjoy the challenge of becoming to understand and be a part of the many different teams involved in delivering a project. I’ve particularly enjoyed being based on site following a live project in Kingston as, besides being the best way to learn how the development is physically put together, there is a real team atmosphere. I’m very much looking forward to continuing to see the project move from paper to reality, taking on more responsibility and widening my knowledge of the ever changing construction industry.