RSS were invited to take part in the Skinners’ Academy Careers fair on 23rd October. We have recently completed some internal remodelling for the Academy and are currently working on two extensions and some extensive external works, so it was great to meet some of the students who will use the spaces.
We displayed 3D visualisations of the proposed sixth form and other projects and had numerous discussions with inquisitive year 11s. Many of the students will be coming back to the Academy in September 2015 to attend sixth form and wanted to know more about the brand new space that will be available to them, and those interested in architecture as a career asked questions about their choice of subjects and the process of becoming an architect.
Wendy participated in a panel discussion along with five other professionals in creative industries, in which they explained how they got into their careers, the pros and cons, similarities and differences. It was very interesting to hear that the pros and cons with each were similar – everyone agreed that the biggest drawback is Excel spreadsheets!