Oliver Kellett – Senior Architectural Technician
HNC Construction & the Built Environment, BA (Hons) Illustration
"Perspective, space, light, shadow, colour and form, I’ve always been interested in how these elements affect us humans. So, considering each of them when creating a building or transforming a space into something more exciting is really rewarding.
I studied a degree in illustration at Falmouth University, and after looked for a hands-on practical job. This led me to working on building sites, which taught me how buildings were constructed from the ground up. I completed my qualifications in carpentry and joinery and served an apprenticeship. I then moved on to concentrate on architectural technology and joined Märraum in 2017. At Märraum I help bring everything together with 3D architectural software, drawing up plans for buildings – it’s a great way to visualise a space. I love the way the industry is evolving with the influence of technology like Virtual Reality and laser scanners for surveys. This, combined with an emphasis on sustainable building methods, is a really exciting and creative place to be, and I see architectural practices as being very much at the forefront of a greener, fresher world.
Beyond architecture, I love to travel. I’ve hitchhiked from the UK to Tajikistan overland, and Chile to Colombia. Whilst the landscapes are incredible and each country has its own uniqueness, it’s the characters, kindness and generosity of people that’s the interesting bit – it’s something money can’t buy.”