Celebrations at Space Architects for three newly qualified architects


Three Space
Architects employees have now passed their Part 3
qualification – the Advanced Diploma in (ADPPA), boosting the
strength, reputation and expertise of the practice.

Luke Westoe, 38, Thomas Parrish, and Kayleigh Scott, 26 have
all completed their final Part 3 exams while working for Space

Luke, who joined Space Architects from Ryder in 2005, studied
architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art and is
keen to develop his practical skills of
problem-solving through hands-on site experience.
Luke worked on the Stephenson Quarter
development for 10 years and used the Crowne Plaza Newcastle –
Stephenson Quarter as the case study for part of his
final assessment for the qualification.

When asked what architecture means to him in just three words,
Luke said: “Three words are tough, but I do like to be
succinct, so in nine words – improving the places we live,
work, learn and play”.

Thomas joined Space Architects in July 2014, and his case study
project for qualification was of a CHP – a new build energy
centre utilising combined heat and power for South Tyneside
District Hospital, which is yet to begin on site.

Thomas is elated with his achievements and said that:
“Architecture for me means problem-solving: creating a solution
that is both functional and aesthetic”.

He went on to say that: “The last nine years have all been
focused on getting to this point, and I’m looking forward to
new challenges and experiences that take me beyond my comfort
zone to develop as a rounded architect and professional”.

Kayleigh joined Space Architects in June 2016 from DarntonB3
Architecture but has also worked for Ryder Architecture,
Cundall and Godfrey Syrett in between her Part 1 and Part 2
studies. For her Part 3 case study, she split this between two
projects: Backworth Park Primary (DarntonB3 Architecture) and
Park View Student Village (Space Architects).

Now thrilled at finally being qualified, Kayleigh said: “My
goal for many years now has been to qualify as an Architect, so
now I simply want to develop in my new role.” She went on to
say that: “I would like to gain experience in a range of
building sectors, with more on-site experience and to progress
my Building Information Modelling (BIM) skills”.

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