The cliché’s true: you get out what you put in, says Bachelor of Architectural Studies graduate Dominic Wilson, now working towards his Master of Architecture (Professional).
"I found that architecture seemed to fit my interests. It is such an all-encompassing subject; you can take it in almost any direction and focus on whatever interests you.
“A lot of people come into architecture only wanting to draw and build things, but you get a much deeper understanding of the subject from engaging with the theory as well.
“I really enjoy the academic side of it. The lecturers all have a specific focus area, and the huge diversity within the school creates a more rounded experience.
“There’s a nice little community within the school. The open studios mean you collaborate and see each other’s work, and ideas cross-pollinate. You get to know the students from other years and they assist in classes and studio projects. It is quite tight knit.
“The cliché is true: you get out what you put in. I have worked on projects with practicing architects and also project managed our CityUps structure in Christchurch. There have been some long hours involved, but they were very beneficial and rewarding experiences.”