17th July 2003




A student at the University of Lincoln has gone from the building site to the drawing board by transforming himself from bricklayer to architect.


Richard Keighley, from Anlaby Road in Hull, began work as a bricklayer after he finished his A-levels in 1988.


Fifteen years later he has completed part two of his Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice.


Richard (33) originally enrolled at the Hull School of Architecture in 1992 to study for a degree in Architecture. 


He has since completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Practice and has now achieved his diploma.


“When I originally left university in 1991 I worked for a year as an illustrator in fantasy and sci-fi,” said Richard.


He has now combined his talents in building and illustration to become a fully qualified architect..


“After completing my postgraduate certificate I worked as a building consultant for Sharrock Rymer in Melton near Hull for about 15 months,” said Richard.


“Then I moved to Loughborough to work as an architect, and now I’m working in Nottingham for Letts Wheeler Architects.


“Although I enjoy the learning process, now I’ve finished the diploma I intend to have a break for a while. However, I would like to do an MA in Urban Design.”




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