Holly Astle; a newly qualified architect, delivers a fresh approach to problem-solving and innovative design. Holly will be one of the many Birmingham based women to be recognised this week, at the Women In Architecture 2023 event, hosted by the Birmingham Architectural Association
Holly joined GNA in 2016 after gaining a First-Class Honours degree at the University of Huddersfield. She went on to complete her RIBA Part II with commendation in 2020, after studying part time whilst also working at the studio. She completed her RIBA Part III in 2022, whilst balancing her work and family life at home, she achieved a distinction.
She has experience across many sectors including residential and leisure, Holly is an integral member of the Education team where she leads the design and delivery of both primary and secondary schools. She has a keen interest in the history of places, their people and communities and loves seeing the positive impact education projects can have on local areas. Holly also leads the steering group for social value within the studio, and is passionate about adding value to the projects and communities we work with. She also organises partnerships with local schools, engages with work experience placements and carries out activities and workshops to encourage young people to engage with the profession.
Holly works part time on a 4 day basis as she is also a full time Mom to an energetic toddler! She is passionate to advocate that despite the challenges, juggling an architectural career and parenthood can be achieved within a flexible and supportive practice.