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Abigail Banfield

Abigail Banfield

London, GB

 

About 

Abigail is a creative all-rounder, who studied Architecture at Plymouth University. She deeply passionate about the progression of the built environment, especially through the next generation, and architectural education. 

Abigail's Featured Articles on Archinect

Getting to know London Landscape Architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman , Fri, May 5 '17

Gustafson Porter + Bowman are a landscape architecture firm based in Camden, London, with work ranging from conservation of significant sites to innovative re-thinking of urban brownfields. 

Getting to know London Landscape Architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman
 

Employment 

Aros Architects, London, GB, Studio Manager

This is a varied role within a fantastic company. From organising team outings, to monitoring quality, I am constantly challenged and supported by my wonderful colleagues.

Aros produces architecture that works. It works for clients, for users, for the environment, for passers-by and the community. Our aim is to add value, and as designers we aim to produce architecture of value, too.

There are no preconceptions, no pre-determined ideas, no signature style. Since day one, in 2001, our solutions for new homes, workplaces and hotels have responded to the unique combination of client, context and purpose.

Aug 2016 - current
 

Bespoke Careers USA, London, GB, Architecture Team Co-ordinator

Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
 

Churchill Hui, Architectural Assitant

Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
 

Plymouth University, Plymouth, GB, Outreach Officer

In this role, I worked independently to encourage young people (13-17 years old) to join the architectural field. This involved approaching and visiting schools in the South West, and running workshops and live briefs with them in order to raise aspirations.
Other initiatives I had the opportunity to set up included Girls in Construction, Carers in Arts, and Girls in Buildings. All of which focused on setting up an environment where young carers or young women (respectively) could explore their options for later life, and have the chance to think about a field otherwise seemingly closed to them,
This was highly engaging work, and had a lasting impact on the local communities.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
 

Education 

Plymouth University, Plymouth, GB, BArch, BA (Hons) Architecture

Plymouth University's School of Architecture, is part of the Architecture, Design and Environment Faculty. Students learn collaboratively and work exclusively on live briefs within Devon and Cornwall.

Sep 2011 - May 2014
 

Awards 

Hunter and Partners Prize Award, 1st Place

The Hunter and Partners Prize is awarded to one student within the Architecture, Design and Environment Faculty per year (around 450 students). It pays recognition for their outstanding contribution to the department, both academically and in progressing the school itself. This was in part due to my success in the revival and development of the student society, PADS.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills