Abdu is a Student Designer who has joined us for his year in the design and build industry as part of his degree in Interior Architecture and Design, from Nottingham Trent University. He is keen to learn all about the industry and is doing so by helping out and working alongside colleagues from all areas of the design team, on both small and large scale projects.
We asked Abdu a few questions to find out a little bit more about our latest student in the Workplace Academy:
Where and what are you studying at university?
I am studying Interior Architecture & Design at Nottingham Trent University.
Where does your interest in interior design and architecture come from?
My interest of interior design and architecture has stemmed from travelling. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the globe and explore different countries and cultures, seeing all kinds of interesting architectural design along the way.
Why have you chosen to complete your placement at Workplace Creations?
I chose Workplace Creations because of the extensive work and clients they have been involved with. But most of all how the company is structured as a Design & Build as well as the environment of the office and the team that work here.
What are you looking forward to most about your placement year ahead?
I’m really looking forward to learning more about how the industry works, and especially to get a more detailed understanding how a project progresses from start to finish. I’m also really keen to understand the technical side of architectural design, in addition to the creative elements.
How do you think your placement at Workplace Creations will help you in your final year of studies?
I think the mentorship I am receiving from Neil, and the support of the design team over the next year will be a huge benefit to my final year. Some of the team have followed the same path as me in the past few years, so the knowledge and experience I can take from them will be really helpful too. Hopefully I can transfer all the information and experience I gain this year in to my final year projects at Nottingham Trent University.