During her studies on the BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture course, Daniela Teleku completed a work placement at Fira, a nationally recognised practice of landscape architects, urban designers, master planners and architects.
Daniela wanted experience working for a practice where Architects worked together with Landscape Architects and Fira stood out as a firm with a multidisciplinary approach to projects.
Daniela was given the opportunity to get involved in a range of project work all at different stages, from early design to on site. Her work included detailed design for construction, conceptual and innovative design for a new play area in a historic park, looking at materials for construction, and a site visit at University of Birmingham Hotel and Conference Centre. She also built a 3D Revit model for a mental health project.
As well as learning how to choose the right materials for a project, Daniela also learnt about health and safety and how to identify falls and trip hazards on a project.
Jane Findley commented,
“Industry experience is vital for both the graduate and prospective employer. The constraints and realities of private practice are difficult to replicate in university but are crucial for design and successful delivery for our clients.”