Part II Architectural Assistant at dRMM

The knowledge and memories from my time at university will stay with me for the rest of my life. The academic education and recognition has allowed me to begin a very exciting path into the architectural profession, and along the way I made some incredible friends.

Chris Bennett

Why did you choose to study architecture?

The design ethos of the course matched my own design beliefs. It encourages design through model making and sketching, with a focus on sustainable, contextual and socially grounded architecture. 

What attracted you to study at the University of Nottingham?

Academically Nottingham is a highly respected university with a great reputation. However it also has a beautiful campus just outside of the city which is an amazing green space to learn, relax and socialise. 

What were your lecturers and fellow students like?

Friendly and supportive. Working in studio allows you to build strong relationships with fellow students in a non competitive environment. The tutors provided inspiration, guidance and positivity. 

What advice would you give to current engineering students at Nottingham?

Focus on an area of architecture that interests or inspires you. It’s a lot of work so you want to be doing something you enjoy. Try to create a few amazing pieces of work that you can use in your portfolio for the rest of your life, rather than focusing on your final university grade. 

Going to university doesn’t only teach you academically, it shapes how you want to live the rest of your life. You have the opportunity to learn, while meeting likeminded people and creating memories for life.



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