Architecture firm shows dedication to continued growth with new starter


Violet says her new job seems like "a perfect fit"

A growing local architecture practice, Butcher Bayley Architects (BBA), is continuing its period of growth by appointing a new Part I Architectural Assistant, Violet Sheppard.

Violet joins BBA after graduating as a Part I Architectural Assistant from the University of Reading. She has a keen interest in sustainable architecture and sustainable development and completed an internship at university working alongside researchers to create a toolkit for architects, to help measure social value and encourage responsible development.

In her role as Architectural Assistant, Violet will support the BBA team with a number of clients, bringing fresh eyes to all parts of their projects. The role will also give Violet the opportunity to learn and develop professionally in the industry.

Speaking on the opportunity, Violet said: "When I discovered BBA, I immediately noticed how innovative they are with design – always seeking to be practical but unique. When I saw how much they value sustainability in their projects, it seemed like a perfect fit and I’m so excited to get started.

"I believe in community and people-led architecture that prioritises sustainability without losing innovation or style. BBA are a great example of that and I’m looking forward to learning and growing in this role."

Violet’s appointment follows the recruitment of Part II Architectural Assistant, Katrina Hughes, late last year and represents BBA’s continued growth, despite the impacts of Covid-19 on the development, planning and architecture industries.

Luke Butcher, co-founder and Director of BBA, spoke the appointment: "We’re really happy to have Violet joining BBA. She has graduated from university while already showing a keen and active interest in progressive, innovative architecture and we’re looking forward to having her input and work alongside the team on a number of projects.

"In her role, Violet will have the opportunity to explore her own voice in architecture as we support her through her professional development.

"It has been a difficult 12 months in the wake of Covid-19, but we’ve managed to remain active and involved in projects across Cambridgeshire – adapting our working methods to ensure our clients’ projects progress with minimal delays. Having Violet join us is an indication of our intent to continue growing throughout 2021."

Find out more about Butcher Bayley Architects on their website.