Which construction apprenticeship is the best one?

Posted by WIRED on Tuesday, January 22, 2018 12:00:46 Construction apprenticeships are great for building skills.

It’s not just for the average guy with a bit of money to spend on a summer job.

For people in construction, apprenticeships can be a real life investment, teaching you skills that might otherwise go unappreciated. 

What are the best construction apprentices?

It’s all about experience and you don’t have to be an expert.

Here are some of the best in the world. 


Lizzie Johnson from the National Centre for the Arts, UK Lizzie is an experienced, talented architect, designer and educator.

Lizzy has worked on some of our most iconic projects including the World Trade Centre, the Shard, the Royal Opera House and the Tate Modern. 

Lizzy is a member of the NCAA’s Executive Board and she’s made a career of helping others and making connections to local communities.

She has worked with many national and international organisations including the National Theatre, National Gallery of Art and National Museums of Scotland. 


Nadeen Tohill from the NCCA, UK   Nadean Tohil is an award-winning architecture teacher at a top school in London.

Nakeena teaches architectural theory and has over 30 years of experience as an architect, student, teacher, mentor and mentor to the profession.

She’s a member the NCCC’s Executive board, where she has also been active in helping build up the local architecture sector. 


Rebecca Williams from the Centre for Creative Technology, UK Rebecca has worked as a professional designer in London, as well as designing and building houses for private and public clients.

She also enjoys teaching and working with young people to design and build their own homes. 


Michelle Tresse from the School of Visual Arts, USA Michelle has been a leading artist for over 20 years.

Michelle has designed and built more than 60 houses, with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.

Michelle is a part of the School’s Architectural Board. 


Paul Jagger from the Department of Design at the University of Bath, UK Paul is a world-renowned architect, builder and teacher.

Paul has worked in architecture for almost 25 years, and is currently based in the United Kingdom. 


Tommie Harris from the Institute for Design and Urbanism, USA Tommie is a freelance designer and teacher in the U.S. who has taught in the Boston and New York areas.

He is a founding member of Design on Campus, a design group which is responsible for training architects, building professionals, educators and others in the use of design to solve complex social and environmental problems. 


Alexia Kuklova from the University College London, UK Alexia is a lecturer in the Department for the Environment and the Social Sciences.

Alexie works as an artist, teacher and researcher, and enjoys creating and sharing his work with the public.

He also loves teaching. 


David Tullman from the College of Engineering, UK David has been working in architecture, architecture education and design for almost 15 years.

He has lectured in the department, as a teaching assistant and now as a lecturer, and has been involved in the design, architecture, engineering, social sciences, and sustainable design disciplines. 


Joanne Wilson from the American Institute of Architects, USA Joanne has been an architect for more than 25 years.

She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the George Washington University, and her first professional design project was the iconic Washington Monument.

JoAnne is currently a Professor in the School for Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design at Cornell University. 


Joanna Gershwin from the Graduate School of Arts and Design, UK Joanna is a leading authority in the field of architecture.

Joannas work with young architects in the UK and around the world, including in England, Italy and Japan. 


Mark Lea from the Design and Environment Research Institute, USA Mark is a global landscape architect who works with architects around the globe.

Mark is the author of numerous books, including Landscape Architectural Perspectives and Landscape Architecture: From Theory to Practice. 


Andrew Tew from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Melbourne, Australia Andrew has been active on a variety of architectural and design projects, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Melbourne and the Australian Museum of History.

He was the founding editor of the Australian Architecture Review, and the founding Editor of the Architectural Review of Australia. 


Lisa Kipps from the Architecture Department, University College Dublin, Ireland Lisa has been leading the research and teaching at the Centre of Excellence in Architecture and Design for over 25 years and has a passion for architecture and design.

Lisa is a senior lecturer in Architecture at the School, and she has been teaching in Ireland since 2008. 14. Andrew