Allan Corfield Architects. Meet the team – Connor
Our ‘meet the team’ series focuses on our company and the people who make it great! We know that entrusting someone with the task of building your dream home is a very difficult decision to make. Therefore, we believe that you should get to know each of us and find out what makes us tick! Our reputation for great service is due, not only to our qualifications and experience – but our passion.
Today you will find out more about Connor, our new Part 1 Architectural Assistant who joined our team in the beginning of the year.
Before joining Allan Corfield Architects Connor had undertaken some work experience at Hoskins Architects in Glasgow whilst still at secondary school.
Gaining experience of a studio atmosphere and seeing some of what goes on in the profession then led him to undertake his studies at the University of Dundee.
After 3 years of study, in 2020 Connor received his BArch and subsequently joined ACA.
What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture?
The catalyst for wanting to pursue a career in Architecture initially was a passion for drawing, whether it be buildings, landscapes or people. I began to home in on Architecture itself as a potential career after also developing a passion for good design through the excitement of experiencing incredible cities, towns and buildings when travelling.
Why did you want to work at ACA?
One of the first appeals of the practice was its reputation for producing fantastic work. The opportunity to be able to see how this work was created firsthand in a studio environment was something I was extremely excited about.
The practice’s approach to architecture was also something that resonated with me. A focus on sustainability and thoughtful, considered design was something I placed great emphasis on whilst at university and this approach is something ACA displays in all of their projects.
What, in your opinion is ACA’s strengths as an architectural practice?
As mentioned before, I think ACA’s commitment to sustainability and thoughtful design are two fantastic aspects of the practice. ACA’s expertise in Self Build projects is also something that would be invaluable to those who want to build their own homes.
The ability of the practice to work closely with clients to create bespoke buildings tailored for the inhabitants and their needs is something that would be perfect for prospective self builders.
If you weren’t working in architecture, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t working in Architecture, I think I would have tried turning my hand to comic book art or cartooning. When I was younger reading comic books and trying to make my own kickstarted my love for drawing, so I think that would have been my next port of call.
Do you pursue your architectural interests when you are not at work in any way?
Outwith work and university, I love sketching interesting buildings/places I see when I’m out and about or travel somewhere new to develop my own architectural sensibilities and drawing ability.
I also enjoy reading books relating to architecture when not at work or university to strengthen my approach to design and knowledge of the profession.
Tell us something about what you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love training in Muay Thai and boxing to keep fit and have a bit of fun. I trained in Taekwondo when I was younger up until I received my black belt in 2017 and this kickstarted my love for all things martial arts.
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