Year in Practice profiles

Part 1 Year in Practice


Sheffield architecture students share insights into their year-in-practice experience, providing reflection and tips on getting the most from your placement.

Cristina Cărcănescu

Proctor & Matthews Architects
London

Architecture school offers us a vast amount of knowledge and skills which are translatable towards many other careers.

Emma Koch

Levitt Bernstein
Manchester

When distributing CVs, go to the office to hand them in. This is a great way to get an instant feel of the practices.

George Fisher

Bennetts Associates
London

Don’t just look at the architecture of the practice; a large proportion of your judgement should be based on the studio environment and ethics.

Melissa Kirkpatrick

MSMR Architects
London

Try to choose a practice where staff are valued, and your hard work will be appreciated.

Travis Alan Mills

BDP
Manchester

As a Part 1 placement student, do not underestimate the impact you can have.

Aimee Desert

BuroHappold
London

Think broadly and consider gaining experience outside of the immediate field of architecture.

Sarah Edwards

Associated Architects
Birmingham

Identify and recognise the ethos and aims of individual practices and whether that matches your intentions.

Nikola Yanev

Purcell
Cambridge

I recommend going to a session at the Careers Service once you have had a go at doing a CV.

Lucía Pells

Duncan McCauley
Berlin

Starting at a smaller practice gives you much more responsibility which can be nerve-racking but you will gain a lot from it.