As my second summer working at AAL comes to an end, my departure for university feels bittersweet as I am deeply grateful to start the final year of my Part 1 qualification with valuable experience, however, I am going to miss the working environment.
Over the past 3 months, I have been closely involved with at least 11 applications for planning and listed building consent across Dorset, Devon, and Somerset. The work has been extremely varied – from CAD drawings and heritage reports to site visits and working lunches. I have also been fortunate enough to work on projects of all different sizes and timescales, and have had the pleasure of meeting and collaborating with a wide variety of professionals and clients.
Kim has given me the confidence to speak up about my own ideas and concepts which has equipped me with the willpower to test myself, expand my knowledge and to learn from my mistakes. Working this summer has been invaluable to my learning and progression as an aspiring architect and I cannot thank AAL enough!