Describe a typical GT3 working day in the life of Kieran.
With the world the way it is at the moment, there isn’t really a typical working day! I have been trying to get into the office as much as I can, so I will be up nice and early, grab breakfast and then enjoy a brisk walk to the office (Or tram ride if I find myself running a bit late!). Then, when I get to the office, I will get started with my tasks for the day, which at the moment involves a lot of technical drawing and detail work…always keeping myself busy! The day then ends with a walk home and either a stop by the gym or going out for a run down to the River Trent (depending on how I feel on the day).
Why did you become a Technologist?
It all really started after my GCSEs. My dad works for a traditional building company, and when I was young, I began finding my school holidays occupied with going to work with him and learning on-site! This ignited my passion for the technicality of what made a building work and how it all pieced together on site. So much so that when I finished university, I became self-employed and went back to work with him for a few months before joining GT3 at the start of 2021.
Before working at GT3 what was the most unusual, or interesting job you’ve ever had?
As I only graduated from university last year, I cannot say I have had any unusual jobs! I would have to go back to the previous question and probably say working for a traditional building company. I predominately was a painter and decorator so that is what occupied most of my time. I had the opportunity to work on some amazing jobs in the Northamptonshire countryside, some of which the majority of people would never have the chance to see!
What trends do you feel are important in Architecture/Design at the moment?
I think sustainability is a massive trend that is most arguably the most important factor of architecture and design at the moment. With climate change being as prominent as it is, it’s important that buildings are being built for the future, that incorporate BREEAM or Passivhaus design, that will last for generations. Public space intuitive design should also become a key consideration, making sure that there is green space on any new development sites, reducing the carbon footprint, and ensuring that there are outdoor spaces between structures for people to escape to.
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?
This is a very difficult question. Over the past couple of years, I have really got into Formula 1 after watching ‘Drive to Survive’ on Netflix! My family have always been into F1, and I have always been surrounded by cars since I was very young, with my grandad owning the village garage and being part of a Mini owner’s club. That said, on his current form at the moment, I think being Lando Norris for the day would be brilliant. It would be fascinating to see what goes on behind the scenes and what the preparation is like for a race weekend, and of course, being teammates with the legend Daniel Riccardo as well!
What is your biggest inspiration?
I would have to say that the people that surround me inspire me the most and what I can learn from them. Being new into the Architecture world and working in a place like GT3 makes me realise how much there is to learn, and how collaboration is a key to success with delivering projects.
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