Case study

Changing Lives: Building an Architectural career

22 Mar 2017

Lloyd Mukutirwa started out as a trainee architectural technician in his native Zimbabwe in the 1990s. When he came to the UK in 2001 he worked for small architectural firms until 2009 when he was made redundant and went on to train as a bus driver. But Lloyd wanted to move forward with his architecture career and obtain a BSC in Architectural Technology.

He decided to apply to London South Bank University because it provided the flexibility for him to study part time and was located close enough to his home and work place to allow him to continue working full-time as a bus driver while he earned his degree.

As well as the theoretical elements of the degree, Lloyd was also introduced to lots of practical, hands-on applications of his new understanding including the ability to use Revit – an architectural design and documentation software application. This knowledge allowed him to secure a role as a Revit Architectural Technologist within two weeks of finishing his last piece of course work. Lloyd is now looking into taking the next step of working towards chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.