Paul Thorpe graduated from the Kent School of Architecture in 2012, gaining a first in his final year and achieving the Head of School Award for his work throughout that year along with his role as project coordinator and committee member for EXIT:12 End of Year show. He is currently part of the DS10 unit at the University of Westminster where he is studying the Master of Architecture course.
Paul spent his Part 1 year out placement at Guy Hollaway Architects. His roles within the practice varied from completing initial sketch schemes and running detailed planning applications to drafting internal elevations for a project on site. He had the opportunity to meet with clients and contractors both as part of a team and individually, compile fee quotes and oversee the work of other employees. He was also involved in the PR side of the company, managing the website and blog and designing marketing material for upcoming events.
Paul has been invited as a guest critic for the undergraduate degree in architecture at both the University of Westminster and Kent School of Architecture. He is keen to continue these educational collaborations alongside his own work.
As an individual, Paul’s interests within architecture lie in generating spaces that encourage social interaction and movement. They are fluid spaces with detailed areas of individual exploration and discovery. Recent projects as part of DS10 have increased his interest in the possibilities of parametric design and how that can act as a tool for architectural exploration and design.
A keen sportsman, Paul is a qualified tennis and basketball coach and enjoys participating in a multitude of sports including football, cycling and running. Paul loves to travel and has completed 3 European ventures with the aspiration of many more to be taken further afield. He also has a keen interest in photography and other areas of visual representation.
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