New Employee

Keeley Newell

Studio J is delighted to announce new starter Keeley Newell. Here’s a bit more about her.

Why do you want to be an architect?

I initially saw architecture as a career that incorporates everything from philosophy to maths, as well as requiring skills in creativity and problem solving. I am interested in understanding the relationship between people and place, an interest which has developed further since studying at Plymouth University.

What was the most enjoyable part of your degree?

I think the highlight of my degree would be seeing everything come together for my final project of third year, as this showed skills gained in my first year of study as well as those learnt within the final week leading up to my presentation. This for me was the realisation that there is always more to learn and a project is never finished; buildings are constantly evolving. I graduated from Plymouth with a first class honours and I am excited to continue with my studies to become a fully qualified architect.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

I’d like to be able to control time, to be able to turn back time and see how things evolve, as well as being able to pause time and look to the future, like Bernard’s magic watch!

What is your favourite building/ place you have visited?

My favourite building, and favourite place I have visited is the Louisiana museum in Copenhagen, I found both the city and the museum inspirational. The Architects have created a journey within the Museum which is completely integrated to the surrounding landscape through intelligent use of light, materials and tectonics.

What do you do in your spare time?

Being fortunate to live in the Yorkshire countryside, I enjoy walking in my spare time as well as spending time with my twin sister. I also enjoy reading on my daily commute to Leeds, keeping up to date with recent architectural news as well as some science fiction books.