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Alex Lawrie

Part II Architectural Assistant

I joined Willmore Iles Architects in February 2021, and I am also in the process of completing the Part 3 Post Graduation degree at the University of the West of England (UWE). Since joining WIA, I have worked on a variety of projects within the residential team and throughout all stages of Planning and Building Regulations.

Background:

I completed my BA (Hons) at the University of Plymouth in 2015. Upon completion, I then went on to work for a small-sized practice that specialized in residential work, where I remained for over 2 years. I then went on to complete my part 2, Professional Diploma in Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies which has helped to spark my passion for retrofitting and sustainable design. I particularly enjoy the challenges associated with ensuring that historic buildings have a new lease of life in harmony with modern design principles and a particular focus on wider environmental issues and sustainability.

After completing this I then went on to work for another smaller sized practice that worked on a large range of projects involving; Residential, Healthcare, Community, Education & Leisure, helping to broaden my skills further. This has developed my credibility in managing my own projects as well as acting as part of a team delivering collective success.

Professional Interests:

I’m hoping to complete my Architectural studies to become a qualified architect. Throughout my studies I have always been inspired by the idea that buildings are a story book of successive layers of dwelling, constantly adapting to the occupier’s present wants and needs, and as such, we need to design our buildings to be able to adapt and change over time.

And in the rest of life …

I’m an avid swimmer who swims for a local team in Bristol. If I’m not in the pool you will often find me doing DIY, gardening, or exploring. I’m also a lover of camping and the great outdoors which I developed through being a member of the Scout movement and eventually an Assistant Leader. I have recently come back from a two-week wild camping trip around route 500 in Scotland, which I would highly recommend to anyone who loves exploration!

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