Therefore, after completing my A-Levels with an unconventional subject combination for architecture, I ended up in UCL’s Engineering & Architectural Design course. Since the first time I heard about this new 3-in-1 degree, I knew it was going to be one of the hardest academic challenges I would ever have to face. But then I was never taught to shy away from challenges. Unsurprisingly, this integrated mix of engineering and architecture managed to satisfy both my artistic and analytical sides. For the first time, I became involved in the creative process of making a live scale pavilion from design all the way to manufacture. It would be an understatement to say that I was delighted to be finally producing something that doesn’t stay bound within a sketchbook. During this first project, I came to the realisation that in architecture school, the learning process is extremely fast, unlike anything I have experienced before. Every day was entirely unpredictable, and that is the case still today, two years into the course.
UCLoud Pavilion, Year 1
UCLoud is an interactive pavilion exhibited in Here East, Stratford and in the Dulwich Picture Gallery in Spring 2019. Collaboratively created by a group of 6 Year 1 students from the Engineering & Architectural Design Course.