Terry Tate

Architect, London, United Kingdom

What inspired you to want a life in Architecture and the creative industries?:
I loved art and drawing but I also like science and physics at school. Where I grew up in Ipswich, Suffolk, the Willis Faber building by Foster had just been built which was so amazing compared to every other building I had seen. I really wanted to be able to draw and build things like that myself.

Who inspired you in finding your path to Architecture/Film and the creative industries?:
I think to be honest the first really inspirational people were Brenda and Robert Vale in my second year of architecture school at Nottingham who were champions for sustainability.

How you unlock obstacles and overcome bias in your work?:
I think the most important thing we do in our work is careful and thorough consultation for every project to make sure we have really listed to the community and are delivering what they want and need, not what we necessarily think they need.

What improvements do you feel are required to promote effective change in the academic and working environment?:
I think that there needs to be a closer alignment between practice and academia so that the transition is more seamless. This should also allow for people to earn as they study which would help make the profession much broader.

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