John’s decision to study Architectural Technology was simple: “I had the desire and ambition to become an architectural technologist, and then in later life to become an architect.”
John first entered the architectural industry as an apprentice at the Preston-based architects Croft Goode, all whilst studying at college. His rise through the ranks at the partnership ran parallel to his study.
After 16 years of working at Croft Goode, alongside completing parts two and three of his architectural studies, John is now working as a fully Chartered Architect at the Frank Whittle Partnership in Preston.
John’s honours include winning the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist National Student Award for Technical Excellence in 2006, as well as achieving a ‘Highly Commended’ for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist Alan King Award, in November 2011.
Speaking about his time at UCLan, John said: “My most enjoyable lasting memory was going on the residential workshops, where we worked as teams and individuals on management/leadership skills. I also really enjoyed studying new forms of architecture which were founded through studying past and present styles in Architectural Theories Module.”
John adds: “UCLan has provided me with the opportunity to learn and discover architecture and also discover myself. It has helped me understand that enrolling on a degree at UCLan was a fantastic opportunity. Like my Dad always tells me: ‘What you put in, you get out.”