Part-Time studying has its benefits, having the opportunity to work while you study can help you in the long run when you come to working in practice, at university or when you do both as a Part-Time Architecture Course.
Robert Coakley is currently working at Pick Everard in our London Office and shares his views on his time so far. Having graduated a Part I BA in Architecture at the University of Greenwich in 2016, he returned in September 2018 to study a part-time Part II MArch course, which he will complete in Summer 2021.
Robert says: "I have found that my experiences within practice compliment my academic studies, by providing everyday opportunities to engage with experienced professionals, from various construction and design disciplines, on active projects. In the opening months of my career at Pick Everard, I have worked on a variety of sectors throughout a range of project stages, including leisure, education, residential and workplace.
"Recently I have been learning to use Revit and contributing to early scheme proposals, presentations and design research on both existing and prospective projects. My role provides opportunities for me to develop my knowledge of a range of different building types, whilst continuously learning about the duties and responsibilities of an architect."
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