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Former student shows sixth-formers how to build on success

Architecture student Alex Kolar returned to Nicholas Breakspear to share his experience with pupils hoping to head in to the same field of work.

Alex, who gained A grades in Art and Maths, is in his third year of a six-year architecture course at Nottingham University.  He showed the aspiring architects his electronic portfolio and eloquently traced his journey at university by showing examples of his work from diverse projects including extensive model making, planning, developing design briefs, group work and computer-aided designs, which looked exactly like real buildings.

His visit had a big impact on our students. Monica Hilario wants to be an architect and design sustainable buildings for the natural environment and urban landscape. She felt that Alex gave her a real insight into what a course in architecture would be like including the expectations, the various design projects, the lectures and even what it is like working in an open plan studio. Luke Day’s aim as a future architect is to create sustainable designs which help grow communities. Talking to Alex gave him much more of an understanding of how an architecture course is structured along with a number of useful tips from Alex regarding his future work.