LSI welcomes first NUA BA Architecture Graduate
We’ve been delighted to welcome a raft of new faces at the Practice in recent weeks, with the Practice now at the largest it has been in some time. One of those new faces is NUA BA Architecture Graduate Matthew Reeve.
Partner Rupert Kitchen, who recently presented Matthew’s fellow NUA BA Architecture student Arpan with the LSI Architects Award for Drawing, said “Recruitment is a challenge for every business, but links forged with courses at Norwich University of the Arts and City College Norwich are invaluable and it’s very encouraging to see that there is talent on the doorstep for businesses like ours to offer opportunities to.”
Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Arts and Design at the University, said “BA (Hons) Architecture at Norwich University of the Arts enrolled its first cohort in 2012. Studying architecture at NUA provides a wealth of opportunities for students wishing to study the built environment. We are very fortunate to have such a supportive community of local architecture practices who have been extremely generous with their expertise and time since the course was first conceived.”
Matthew said “It’s a nice thing to be able to say I was part of the first group of Architecture graduates from NUA and it was an exciting prospect for me to be one of the first when I joined the course! I now have the chance to work at a Practice like LSI and continue my learning, but I’m sure the course will stand me in good stead.”
Matthew joined up with us in the Norwich office after the Architecture Course’s Degree Show, where he presented his project, a haven for honey bees in Belfast; “Being located in the heart of Belfast’s centre, the building will act as a hive of activity. A large focus of the project was to encourage the reintroduction of green spaces to the urban environment. The project makes use of the usually wasted areas such as rooftops, abandoned lots, derelict buildings and building facades to provide a plentiful supply of food for pollinators all year round.”