Danny

Danny is a 24 year old graduate working at an architecture firm. He graduated in 2011 with both a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a Masters of Architecture.

Where are you working now and what does it involve?
Small architecture firm in Stanmore, interesting projects ranging from apartments in Cairns to a reworking of the Goldfields House building in Circular Quay. Involves bringing together the skills accrued through uni.

What was the most useful aspect of your degree which led you to this job?
Creative expression, good drawing skills, comfortable with working independently and in teams.

What was the most useful aspect of your university that led you to this job?
Great tutors and interesting projects that allowed me to vent my creative skills.

Did you ever think you would be doing this job when you started university?
Yes actually, although I did not imagine that I would like it as much as I have so far. I had no real long term plans when I began, the choice of architecture was a last minute decision at the end of high school. Chose well though

What career plans do you have beyond this job?
Collaboration with fellow students and friends on some projects of our own, eventually set up my own studio doing interesting things.

What advice would you give to new university students hoping to find a similar job to the one you have?
Don’t choose architecture unless you tend towards the creative side of things. It has more in common with art than engineering. Certainly don’t choose it just because it’s the closest to your UAI. You wont make any money so if you don’t enjoy it it will be a nightmare! Enjoy your degree and study for yourself not the mark.