A Leeds architecture practice has appointed three architectural assistants as part of its future talent development programme and ongoing expansion.
Rebecca Hazzard joins Brewster Bye Architects as a RIBA Part 2 architectural assistant and Andrew Stanway and Ben Crayton as RIBA Part 1 architectural assistants. All three will work with the firm’s established teams on projects in both the residential and commercial property sectors.
Cambridge University graduate, Rebecca has a 2:1 BA Hons Degree in Architecture as well as a Merit in Architecture MArch from the Manchester School of Architecture. She completed her two-year Part 1 qualification at two practices in Cambridge, working as an architectural assistant.
Andrew achieved a 2:1 BA Hons Degree in Architecture from Leeds Beckett University and has experience working in an architectural practice in Leeds, where he started to learn software design Revit skills. Ben has recently graduated from Northumbria University, where he achieved a BA Hons Degree in Architecture, he has a product design background and is a talented 3-D modeller.
Chris Austin, managing director at Brewster Bye Architects, said: “Qualifying to become an architect takes huge levels of talent, commitment and time. Typically, aspiring architects study for five years at University and complete a minimum of two years’ practical experience.
“Every year we employ at least three new architectural assistants and have found that their dedication to the profession and willingness to learn is exceptional. Our latest talented trio are a welcome addition to our ever expanding and experienced team. They will work alongside our senior people who will nurture their creativity and design skills, whilst they complete this part of their qualifications.”
Brewster Bye’s UK-wide portfolio includes residential property work for private developers, house builders and social housing providers, commercial buildings in both the office and industrial sectors, community projects for the education, health, community enterprise and arts sectors, as well as a number of significant projects within the sports and leisure sector. The firm employs a team of 26 people.