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Pearl Marquis

Career Path: Designer, Broadway Maylan
Location: Mumbai, India

A career in architecture meant more to me than being able to design and have creative freedom. My reason for choosing architecture as a path was because I wanted to be able to build schools, institutional spaces and housing, in order to help grow my country and be a better place for the youth and children. I believe creating spaces that people enjoy visiting, and that is inviting and well-designed is very important in how well the space is used and received. This was especially important when it came to my dream of working on a school project, as I believe the space you are in can change the way you grow. After completing my BA in Architecture from Northumbria, I returned back home to Mumbai, India and soon looked for jobs. I managed to find myself a job in Singapore at a company called Broadway Malyan as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant for 6 months. During this period I learnt so much and gained so much knowledge in designing, sustainability and efficiency. I was also given the opportunity to help an ongoing school project which was very entertaining and educative for me. After my 6 months in Singapore, I received a job opportunity from the same company (Broadway Malyan), but in their Mumbai office, I now work as a Designer at Broadway Malyan, India.

What are you doing now?Pearl Marquis

I now work as a Designer at Broadway Malyan, India

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

It was the structure of the courses and the types of modules it offered.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Studying in Northumbria was a very good experience, we had a lot of opportunities to sit in for guest lectures and seminars. What made the course fun was that we were able to work on projects within teams which also helped the entire class to have an opportunity to interact with one and other and also learn to work as part of a team.

How connected was your course with industry?

My course was connected to the industry...we had a lot of guest lectures and seminars happening throughout the course, we also were taken on a trip to Berlin, to learn about European architecture and its history which was a lot of fun and also made me understand that I was learning a lot better.

What was the best thing about your course?

The best thing about my course would be the briefs we got for our projects, they were really fun!

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

I use my skills in software the most.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

I would advice them to come with an open mind and enjoy their time in Northumbria and study hard with your friends around as it was an experience you will definitely want to soak in and remember.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Fun Intense Memorable

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