Course leader publishes architecture apprenticeship guide

Luke Murray smiles holding a copy of the Architecture Apprenticeship Handbook

Article by: David Millett

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Ravensbourne University London BA (Hons) Architecture course leader Luke Murray has co-authored ‘The Architecture Apprenticeship Handbook’, which has been published by RIBA, the leading publisher of architecture books.

The handbook is an essential guide - the first of its kind - for anyone taking the new apprenticeship route to becoming an architect.

With tailored features including apprentice top tips and expert perspectives based on original research, it breaks down and maps out this complex journey into the profession, complete with illustrated case studies from recent graduates and current apprentices.

The one-stop guide is the result of a collaboration between Luke and Daniel Goodricke, an Assistant Professor at Northumbria University.

It is published by RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the most respected professional bodies for architecture. 

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Luke added: "It was amazing to connect with so many apprentices, employers and academics, each of whom have benefitted from the apprenticeship and enabled more diverse routes into architecture.

"I am committed to widening our profession, enabling diverse communities and ideas to flourish, so this was an excellent chance to celebrate the successes the route has afforded so far."

In the book’s foreword, Dr Jenny Russell, Director of Education and Learning at RIBA, wrote: "This book successfully takes the complex process of the architecture apprenticeships and breaks it down into digestible and understandable sections, with fantastic real-life examples from those involved in the process.

"Having known Daniel and Luke for many years, I am not surprised by the care and consideration that has gone into the development and delivery of this handbook."