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Jarrell Goh

Part II Architectural Assistant

I spend a lot of my time getting involved in the weird and wonderful things happening around the Studio.”
I spend a lot of my time getting involved in the weird and wonderful things happening around the Studio.”

It is difficult to pinpoint a job description which fully describes what I get up to at Studio Egret West, which is also the biggest reason why I love being here. Although technically in the role of a Part II Architectural Assistant, I spend a lot of my time getting involved in the weird and wonderful things happening around the Studio, whether composing drawings for the Seoul Biennale, coming up with rhyming scripts for exhibition films, or piloting drones for site photography. Someone recently introduced me to a client as the studio’s Swiss Army knife, and being recognised as someone who doesn’t quite fit into a standard job title did fill me with a little bit of pride.

I particularly enjoy image-making in all its forms, and love the challenge of making things look good. Photography has always been an obsession of mine, and after joining SEW in 2018, I initiated and set up the film and camera capabilities of the Studio, becoming the go-to person for any photography-related help. Fun fact: I took most of these pictures on the website, including the team portraits!

When it comes down to architectural work, I have been most involved in the Digbeth redevelopment project, a 1.5 million sq ft mixed-use transformation of land around the Custard Factory in Birmingham. This involved working on the masterplan and concept designs, with the most enjoyable aspect for me being the production of visualisations and concept drawings.