2023 IDP Interns
Architect Inspiration: Zaha Hadid
My internship at Arkitek has been a great learning experience. Working on projects has taught me how architects approach and solve problems. The team at Arkitek has been providing me with valuable insights and guidance. I have truly enjoyed my time at Arkitek. It has been both educational and fun. In the fall, I plan to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where I will be majoring in Engineering.
Architect Inspiration: Leebeus Woods
I have learned that there is so much more to architecture than I expected! It has been an amazing experience to work on various projects with the people at arkitek, and my fellow interns. After I graduate I plan on taking a gap year to travel around the world and specifically to backpack across New Zealand.
Architect Inspiration: Shigeru Ban
During this internship, I’ve been learning so much about architecture. I’m excited about getting real experience while working on different projects. I’ve been having a lot of fun working with everyone and I feel more prepared for college. I plan to attend CalPoly State University next year to earn my bachelor's in architecture.
Integration of daily practice skills with fundamental design realization was the basis of the arkitek intern development program.
The internship program focus was developed around fundamental tasks that dealt with:
Architectural language comprehension and plan development skills including understanding of architectural views, elevations, and sections.
Sketching tasks and subjective qualities such as relationships between proportion, scale, composition, as well as light, shade, and shadow.
Project task management and time allowances in working through multiple stages of delivery.
Iterative design process and refinement throughout multiple schemes.
Presentation and critique of design solution and composition.
Throughout the IDP process, design interns were given the tools and space to learn - exploring the relationship between analog and digital design processes; through the use of sketching, collaging, fabricating, and utilizing Adobe/Autodesk/Rhino software platforms.
The interns collaborated with the Arkitek team twice a week for four hours each session; weekly at both the Arkitek Ashland office on Tuesdays and at the Arkitek Hub@CraterWorks Makerspace.
The interns were certified and provided access to Epilog laser cutters, 3D printers, and utilized shop assembly methods while honing digital presentation boards culminating in a design presentation critique(and party) with the arkitek design staff.
Internship program organized by arkitek in collaboration with CraterWorks Makerspace
To provide students exposure to the architecture industry through professional experiences
Senior level high school students in the Southern Oregon region with curious minds who may see a future career in architecture
CraterWorks Makerspace in Central Point, arkitek’s Ashland office, and project sites across Southern Oregon
12-week program in Spring trimester
Weekly schedules to be coordinated with each student