It has been a year since the end of my first summer when I wrote my first blog, and I can say with confidence that I have improved in many aspects of architecture since then. Most of these improvements I can attribute to my two summers at Quorum Architects.
I was exposed to a new type of project this summer: Auditorium Acoustics. I took on a major role in the Acoustical Renovation project for the City of Greenville Auditorium, assisting in the design of acoustical panels and the beginnings of the construction documents. Because of my influence on the design of the panels, I was able to express my creativity and my opinion, which Mr. David Duman was very open to hearing. It was very rewarding to apply the design principles I have been studying at Texas A&M to a REAL project with a REAL client!
My experience at the office was very similar to last summer in that I was surrounded by friendly faces and people who wanted to help me succeed and answer my questions to the fullest extent. It was different in the fact that I was further introduced to Construction Documents and Specifications, two aspects of Architecture that I have not been introduced to at Texas A&M. These are things that an architecture student is only exposed to in the “real world”, and without this internship I wouldn’t be able to say that I am comfortable with these topics.
Thank you, Quorum, for an excellent second summer! I am so grateful for these opportunities that have been given to me and I can’t wait to use what I have learned (again!).
Intern – Summer 2014 & 2015
Texas A&M University