At home with the architects… Meet Ramon Frassetto

One of the greatest strengths of our pan-European architectural practice is the diversity within the team. Home to 20 different nationalities, each one of our colleagues brings something unique to the table – and deserves their moment in the spotlight. 

That’s why, this month, we’re getting to know a little bit more about Ramon Frassetto, our architectural assistant, as well as what makes him tick.  

1. Summarise your role at Reid Brewin Architects in one paragraph:

As an architectural assistant, my role consists of giving support to the wider architectural team and project leader by attending meetings, producing drawings — from planning applications to construction details — as well as working on 3D renders, and coordinating with other disciplines.

2. What’s one thing that surprised you about working at RBA?

The diversity. I am passionate about familiarising myself with new languages and cultures. It’s great to be able to share my background with colleagues and learn theirs in return.

3. If one of your colleagues could win an award (work or fun), who would it be and why?

Matyas Szalay is a great guy — not only to work with, but to have conversations about games and TV series’. He is always there to help or give a lecture on ‘Unreal Engine’!

4. What led you to this career?

My passion for architecture started when I was a child and received my first Lego set for Christmas. After that, I started to pay close attention to how cities were designed and the shape of buildings, and thought it would be great to play a part in it all. 

5. What topic could you give a presentation on with little to no preparation?

This is a difficult one, but I would say figure skating — a sport I love and have been practising since I was 12. Most of my friends don’t have a clue how skaters score points in competitions, but after teaching them — with some assistance from YouTube — they started to understand the complexities of it. Does anyone know what the base point for a Triple Axel is?  

6. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for a day, who would you choose?

If I could turn back time, I would say Walt Disney. 

7. What’s the best advice you were ever given?

Time is the most precious asset in life — use it wisely. 

8. What trend do you hope makes a comeback?

MSN Messenger. It’s a shame we don’t have the Nudge feature on WhatsApp. Your friends aren’t giving you attention? No problem, give them a nudge and shake their screen! I hope Microsoft is reading this and taking note! 

9. If you could only have three apps on a smartphone, which would you pick?

Spotify, CityMapper, and WhatsApp.

10. What’s one song or artist that you’re embarrassed to admit you like?

Hold On by Wilson Phillips. If you’ve watched Bridesmaids you’ll know what I’m talking about! 

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