Lancaster-based architecture practice Harrison Pitt Architects has expanded its team with the appointment of Emma Newport.
The 22-year-old, who is originally from Bradford, joins the practice as an architectural assistant after graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a BA honours degree in international architecture.
As part of the year-long industrial placement, she will work alongside the firm’s architects to help deliver projects across a range of sectors including residential, leisure and manufacturing. Emma will provide support in all aspects of architectural administration, including creating technical drawings, making planning applications for new buildings and preparing public consultation boards.
Emma said: “Harrison Pitt Architects is currently designing a mix of both rural and urban schemes so I’m really enjoying working across a variety of projects.
“I love the way that spaces can make you feel and also how buildings help to define their location. I’ve wanted to be an architect for as long as I can remember so I’m thrilled to be on the road to becoming a fully qualified architect.”
Richard Parker, a director at the firm, added: “Emma joins at a time of steady growth and expansion when we’re seeing an influx in new enquiries, particularly in the manufacturing and leisure sectors. She is a welcome addition to the team.”
After completing her placement year at Harrison Pitt Architects, Emma will study for a further two years to attain a master’s degree in architecture before gaining an additional two years’ experience and taking a final exam to qualify as an architect.