Third year architectural students experienced a day in the life of a qualified architect. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in the East Midlands and Leonard Design Architects have joined forces with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University as part of a nationwide RIBA mentoring scheme focused on training the architects of the future.

In February, third year architectural students from the universities experienced a day in the life of a qualified architect. The students spent the day with a number of professionals at Leonard Design where they gained a deeper understanding of some of the firm’s projects, went on a tour around local historic buildings and discussed a local urban regeneration project in the area.

“This is a really positive initiative. By working closely with Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham and RIBA we’re able to provide these undergraduates with a fully-rounded view of the work an architect undertakes with a project on site,” said John Morgan, director at Leonard Design Architects.

“I became an architect because of my passion for developing towns and cities across the world – it really is a lifestyle. Our aim is not only to inspire these students, but to give them an insight into the types of opportunities available to them if they were to stay and work in Nottingham at the end of their studies,” concluded John.

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