Architect humbled by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park job offer
PUBLISHED: 14:44 08 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:44 08 November 2016
A woman who grew up in the shadow of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has celebrated landing a job at an architectural firm involved in building homes in the area.
Shanae Boisson, 24, won a six-week placement at the Chobham Manor neighbourhood development after being chosen by The Stephen Lawrence Trust, architects PRP and Chobham Manor LLP.
The University of Westminster architecture graduate was given the chance to work on planning for the residential project and was subsequently offered a job as an assistant by PRP.
Describing the placement as “surreal,” Shanae added: “To then be offered a full-time position as well has been so humbling. I am just so grateful and so pleased that I am one step closer to my career in architecture.”
The Hackney-born graduate said she always felt a “close connection” to Stratford and the Olympic Park.
“I had taken an interest in the Chobham Manor project since Taylor Wimpey advertised the launch of Phase 1 and I visited the showrooms,” she said.
“I was excited to see how the legacy of the park was now going to benefit local residents in a more personal way, on top of the surrounding public spaces that have proved to be popular with locals of all ages.”
She added: “Chobham Manor is such an inspiring development. There is a strong focus on families, which can be seen in PRP’s multi-generational homes, and there is great focus on offering three-bedroom properties which can accommodate a family of five.”
Associate director at PRP Peter Lancaric, meanwhile, said he was very impressed by Shanae’s work.
“Shanae showed huge enthusiasm and interest in every task and her proactive approach convinced us to ask her to take on a full-time position in our London studio,” he said.
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