14 - 10 - 2022

We are pleased to announce that BPTW’s Tom Linzey has qualified as an Architect after completing his Level 7 Architectural Apprenticeship at Oxford Brookes University. Tom is the first BPTW employee to qualify using this pioneering route and is also part of the UK’s first architectural apprenticeship cohort.

Upon registration, Tom said,

“I’m happy to share that I’m now a registered architect! I recently finished the new level 7 architect apprenticeship as part of the first cohort. Working full-time while undertaking an apprenticeship was a challenge but it enabled me to progress my skills and develop my role in practice! I would recommend this route to students looking for an alternative to going back to university full time.”

BPTW advocates for an inclusive architectural education system that enables people from all walks of life to qualify and contribute to a better, sustainable urban environment. BPTW’s insights article titled ‘Is the journey to becoming an architect no longer sustainable?’ examines the ARB’s architectural training discussion paper and considers how and why the education system can evolve for the better. We believe apprenticeships are vital to this step change. You can read the article written by BPTW Partner Alan Wright and Architect Tom Linzey on our website here.

A big congratulations to Tom from everyone at BPTW!