MEng(Hons), MArch, RIBA Part 2
Jake joined us in July 2013 after completing his Part 1 degree at The University of Nottingham. Following another three years of study alongside his practice work Jake then completed his Part 2 course at Sheffield Hallam University. In November 2017 he graduated with a MArch Masters of Architecture as well as the Professor’s Prize for best postgraduate design portfolio.
Mainly as part of the planning team Jake carries out measured surveys of existing buildings and prepares proposals for planning submissions. He also drafts building regulations and working drawings. In 2016 he became the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) manager for the practice, organising courses and seminars to keep all architectural staff up-to-date with changes in the industry.
What Jake says:
“Office work alongside study can be tough and occasionally hectic, but it’s definitely beneficial for me. Extended time in academia allows the opportunity to develop my creativity and personal design style whilst gaining practical architectural experience – my office work often provides some real-life perspective to my studies.
My university projects have more depth and richness, as I can integrate knowledge gained in the office. This could, for example, be in the development of a technical detail or in the understanding of planning legislation when devising a project scenario or design brief.
I’ve found undertaking studies and work simultaneously has increased my confidence and communication skills, and as a result, since starting at Hayes & Partners I’ve been awarded greater responsibility in my role as architectural assistant, particularly in terms of design contribution to the practice.”