Before Emma headed back to Manchester School of Architecture to complete her Masters she shared her thoughts on her time here at 5plus.

5P. What has your journey into architecture looked like?

ED. My journey started at the University of Lincoln where I completed my BArch degree. Once I had graduated, I moved to Bristol to complete a year’s placement as a Part I in 2021. After a year, I joined 5plus in Manchester as a Part I in September 2022. Lots of moving but lots of learning!

5P. What have you enjoyed most about your time at 5plus?

ED. 5plus is a lovely and knowledgeable team, so I particularly enjoyed the environment and I found it engaging as a young professional to work in a team of people who are enthusiastic at what they do.

5P. Was there anything you disliked about your time at 5plus?

ED. The Monday Morning fire alarm tests.

5P. What was your favourite project during your time at 5plus?

ED. I was lucky enough to work on a range of different projects throughout the year, but my favourite would have to be the Huyton masterplan. There was a lot of problem-solving involved, and different building typologies. I also enjoyed the conceptual tasks, and getting the pens and tracing paper out. I also worked on several bids throughout the year with my team which I found exciting.

5P. What has been the most valuable thing you have learnt during your time at 5plus?

ED. It’s hard to name just one! One thing would be lateral thinking / problem-solving. There is so much to consider when you are designing, so the ability to think from different angles has been really valuable.

5P. What do you have planned next?

ED. I am going to the Manchester School of Architecture for 2 years to study for my masters. I am sad to leave 5plus, but I’m ready to progress in my career and become a qualified architect. 🙂

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