Lucy Greenland

Lucy Greenland studied MArchD, full-time from 2014-2016. This is her story.

Before you came to Brookes what did you study and where?

Studied for my part 1, BA(Hons) Architecture, at Plymouth University.

What made you choose Brookes as a place to study?

The freedom of being able to research and study what I was most passionate about.

What do you think of the course while studying here?

The course is challenging, inspirational, a fantastic opportunity for academic exploration and ultimately rewarding in terms of academic achievement.

What are the best bits of studying at Brookes?

The highlights include the people (students and staff), the location of Oxford and the facilities – both architectural and social.

What advise do you have for others?

I would say to others embrace and enjoy each week as before you know it, you’ll be stood in your gown graduating!

Where did you do your placement year?

Building Design Partnership, Bristol
Locations include: UK, China, India, Ireland, MENA, Netherlands

Please describe what your placement project was

The project was involvement in the design and development of a variety of hospitals across the United Kingdom and in China.

What was your responsibility in the project team?

My responsibility was a part 2 Architectural Assistant working alongside Architects, Architectural Technicians/Assistants, Structural Engineers and Landscape Architects.

What experience and training did you gain during your placement?

Involvement in Master planning, Concept Design, Bids, Interior Design Strategies, Planning Permissions, Design and Access Statements, Clinical Planning and Landscaping.

After graduating from Brookes what were the next steps for your career and where are you working now?

To find a place of work which has the same ethos, passions and interests (healthcare / wellbeing) and to work in a team of genuine and inspirational people. Has now gained a position with Building Design Practice.

What so far have been the best moments?

Applying the thorough body of research and design undertaken during my studies at Oxford Brookes and applying it directly to projects in my current architectural practice.

What so far have been the most challenging moments?

The loss of long university holiday breaks!

Lucy Greenland

Lucy Greenland studied MArchD Applied Design in Architecture with the School of Architecture

The course is challenging, inspirational, a fantastic opportunity for academic exploration ...