At Corstorphine & Wright, we are kicking off 2022 with some great news. Anila Safeer, who is based in our Stourbridge studio, recently completed her formal architecture education by passing her RIBA Part III. She is now a fully qualified Architect!
We caught up with Anila to celebrate this fantastic achievement.
How does it feel to be able to call yourself an Architect?
It’s an incredible feeling to know that I have finally qualified, it’s always felt like the end was far away so for it to be finally here it feels incredible, freeing and relief all the same time.
What inspires you and your work?
Travelling to countries around the world and experiencing different cultures inspire me to push my creativity within my work. Architecture is unique and diverse, travelling and experiencing the different spatial, light and material qualities within buildings in person continue to influence and inspire me.
What is something unexpected that you have learnt from your time studying?
One the most unexpected things studying all these years has taught me is that you can do as much or as little as you put your mind to. I was a part time student for most of my Architecture studies whilst working a full-time job and although it felt impossible on many occasions, it taught me how to be productive and to use my time wisely and still make time for things away from work and study.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, travelling and visiting exhibitions.
Any advice for people going into Part III?
I would say ask as many questions as possible, no question is a silly question. It can be a very stressful stage in your studies but try not to put too much pressure on yourself. You have worked extremely hard to get to this point, so you are more than capable to finish this last step. Looking back, I doubted myself on many occasions but towards the end once I had read and revised all the relevant documents, asked questions, and gained a more diverse working experience I felt confident and ready.