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Matthew Wheeler
T: +44 20 7419 3527
"My journey summarised? From Lego to Architecture. It seems that multi-colour blocks were not enough… "
As long as I can remember, I have had a passion for creating. Whether using Lego, play-dough or pencils, the appeal to make and conceptualise things of my own has been a strong part of who I am. I carried this creative passion into my education, and it was mid-way through secondary school when I knew I wanted to pursue a career in design.

Studying at the Canterbury School of Architecture (UCA) introduced core design skills, as the highly creative course made developing an ability to form strong concepts essential. I left university feeling my digital, manual and writing skillset had improved greatly.

This is my first true experience of working in an Architectural environment, and naturally I am eager to both learn and apply my skillset in the professional world. For me, the prospect of using the modelshop at RPP was a hugely enticing aspect of the office, as I have a passion for model making and being hands on in a workshop environment, most recently creating a driftwood lamp using a Plumen bulb.

Outside of my passion for architecture and design, I like to think of myself as an outgoing individual with a keen interest in sports and the outdoors, playing rugby in the winter and tennis in the summer. My most recent new sporting adventure was on the French Alps and after a successful week of learning the ropes, I’m hooked. Having grown up in Cornwall, I left with an embarrassing lack of surfing ability, so hope to return there to fulfil the stereotype in due course.