May 10 2012

Ashley Roberts: Moving on from Global Site Plans and The Grid

When the opportunity arose six months ago to blog for Global Site Plans, I jumped at the chance. At the time I had recently finished a Diploma in Architecture at a University in the United Kingdom and was brimming with enthusiasm and ideas about the world of architecture, but was desperately struggling to find a job.

GSP provided the platform to share, develop and discuss my ideas and theories. It also kept my mind trained on architecture at a time when I seemed to be moving further and further away from the profession. I even managed to involve my temporary job working with children with special educational needs into my wordpress blogs, writing about the positive effect well designed schools can have on education and how we could do more to educate prospective architects on good design for the disabled.

The end of my placement seems to have been perfectly timed in that it comes just as I have secured a job as a Part II Architectural Assistant. The interview for this position included a number of questions about current architectural topics, so no doubt the experience gained through having to sit, think through, develop and finally form my ideas into legible blog articles, on what is going on in the world around us, helped me get the job!

So all that is left to do is to thank everyone at GSP, particularly my editor, trainer, and first point of contact Renée van Staveren. The experience has been thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone else.

Thank you for engaging with my blogs, I hope you have enjoyed reading them as much as I did writing them!

Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts is a recent graduate of the University of Nottingham, England, with a Diploma in Architecture and is now studying for his part-three accreditation. Still living in Nottingham, but with strong links to Liverpool and London, he has a passion for the continued and sustainable development of all three cities. Ashley has a particular interest in how we can use green technologies as a catalyst to improve the spaces around us. Follow him on twitter: @ashjroberts

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