Working in Melbourne/Belfast: Hannah Wilson

Working in Melbourne/Belfast: Hannah Wilson

Where are they now?

I began my undergraduate degree at QUB in 2011. Since then, I have gone on to complete both my Masters and Part 3 professional course with the school.

Throughout my education at QUB I was lucky enough to be involved in a number of events that have contributed towards my professional development. Through opportunities presented by the school, I was awarded a fellowship position at the Venice Biennale, and selected to be a Northern Ireland representative at the European Architecture Student Assembly (EASA).

These experiences helped broaden my understanding of the role of an Architect and shape my goals within the profession. Through these experiences I developed a passion for collaboration and began to understand the importance of communicating the value of the work we do.

During my Part 1 placement, I was fortunate enough to work for O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects who continue to have a profound influence on my design methodology and understanding of Architectural practice.

In 2019, I registered as a qualified Architect having completed my Part 3 with TODD Architects. This was an invaluable experience that allowed me to gain first hand insight into how an award winning commercial practice operates. Since then, I have moved to Melbourne and gained a position as a Graduate Architect in Bayley Ward Architects. The practice specialises in bespoke residential design and is currently undergoing a period of diversification.

Recently, I was part of the winning team entry for the RSUA Early Career Design competition alongside Eunan Deeney and Matthew Kernan, both fellow QUB graduates. The competition was titled ‘City Play’ and the brief was to create a space for play along the Maritime Mile in Belfast’s Titanic quarter. The project is currently in design development and is due for completion in March 2021.

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