“Working with Northeastern students has been fantastic.  They are excited, interested, curious and engaged – and their passion for architecture is infectious. While I can teach them about the professional side of architecture, they teach me about the latest software/technology – it’s been great learning from each other.”

Barbara J. Felix, AIA, LEED® BD+C
Barbara Felix Architecture + Design, Santa Fe

“Our Northeastern co-ops have, without exception, been terrific.  They are highly motivated and eager to learn, with fresh insights into design and the practice of architecture.  We’ve been amazed at how quickly they pick up on the latest technology and what it takes to run an office.”

David Eisen

“Our coops bring great energy and enthusiasm to the office.  They are extremely hardworking, intelligent individuals who consistently demonstrate the values of Northeastern and skills commensurate with the high quality education provided by the School of Architecture.”

Dave Snell, LEED AP BD+C Designer
Prellwitz Chilinski Associates

“For nearly ten years, ADD Inc has been working with Northeastern co-op students, and it consistently proves to be one of our wisest hiring decisions. When we hire a student from Northeastern, we’re expecting to find someone who will not only make a significant contribution during their co-op, but who will also join the team after graduation.”

Gerard Frank

“We like to always have a northeastern intern in the office. We find the students from NE to be extremely hard and dedicated workers and practical in their approach as a result of the  “real world” emphasis in the NE curriculum.  These sensibilities mixed with the sense of fresh excitement they bring to practice makes them a valued addition to the office. 

Maryann Thompson
Maryann Thompson Architects, Cambridge

“We have included several Northeastern University co-op students in our practice – each semester – since 1997.  The students from Northeastern are consistently among the most eager, enthusiastic, and talented of the young interns that we have ever worked with.  Their skill sets, especially considering many first come to us in their sophomore year, are impressive.  They come well-trained and can easily apply invention and/or pragmatism to any project here.  We are proud to say that a high percentage of our coop students have come back for second co-ops, summer internships, and permanent hires.  We currently have two Northeastern graduates who started many years ago as coop students and are back as permanent employees in important project roles.  This is a strong reflection of the strength of the program and we hope that our successful relationship with Northeastern’s co-op program will continue.”

William Rawn
William Rawn and Associates, Boston

“Our experience hiring Northeastern architecture COOP students to support Massport’s urban planning and real estate work has been extremely positive over the past 10+ years.  They quickly engage and integrate with our team of professionals and provide inspired work on real projects term after term.  Our relationship with the department has grown to be a real win-win for Massport and the students, many of whom have remained in touch for years.  “

Andrew G. Hargens, AICP | LEED AP
Deputy Director, Real Estate Development
Massachusetts Port Authority