Words by Luke from Luke Fry Architecture & Interior Design
Why did you choose architecture as a career?
It was the perfect blend of my parents’ influence, my dad as a builder and my mum who is quite creative. Being surrounded by building since birth, it was always something I was very familiar with. I felt at home the moment I started my architecture degree, I knew this is what I would spend the rest of my life doing.
Where was your first architecture job?
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.
I couldn’t be happier with starting my career at JCBA, I was surrounded by great people and have some very fond memories of my time there. It was the perfect place to learn and grow (which can’t be said for every working environment), something which I try to replicate in my own practice today.
Best piece of advice you could give to job seekers who are currently looking / applying for roles?
I think the advice would depend on what point that person as it in their career. But one thing that I think is always important is being honest with yourself that you meet the criteria of the role and genuinely want to work at that practice for the long term.
The biggest mistake you see applicants make with their job applications?
Spelling mistakes! I think it’s really important that applicants have their CV reviewed and vetted by someone else, ideally a professional. I also don’t think enough people follow up, truly express their interest or show respect for the process, but those who do really stand out.
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