Associated Architects are pleased to have joined the growing number of practices that are utilising the new route to becoming an architect – the RIBA and ARB-approved Architectural Apprenticeships.
Having recently joined the practice, Geovana Gama will spend 20% of her working hours around one day per week at the Birmingham School of Architecture at Birmingham City University. Originally from Brazil and following her Architectural undergrad at the University of Portsmouth, Geovana recently arrived in Birmingham from her home in Swindon. She will be studying in the Parkside Building, at BCU’s Eastside Campus, which was designed by the practice and won an RIBA Award in 2013.
She will be undertaking the Level 7 Architect route which will see her qualifying as an Architect by taking her Part II and Part III qualifications over four years.
“I am really excited to be starting my apprenticeship in Birmingham with Associated Architects and Birmingham City University. I chose this route because I can study while gathering years of industry experience with a guaranteed role at the end of the apprenticeship course. I chose Associated Architects as I closely relate to AA’s values: working together, working creatively, and connecting with the community.”
Managing Director and Director for Human Resource Warren Jukes said:
“There is a long tradition of “on the job” training within the architectural profession. Like many practices we have of course had many Architectural Assistants work with us part time while doing their Part II or full time while doing their Part III, however this is our first formal Apprentice. We are looking forward to being part of the wider adoption of the RIBA apprenticeship model.”