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On-the-Job Updates: Architecture Students Share Co-op Highlights

Mitchell Godett on-the-job with BNA. Photo by Benjamin Nutter.

Our School of Architecture students have been hard at work this semester! From collaborating directly with clients to building models to attending events, and more, they are gaining hands-on experience that will prepare them for their next steps. 

Here are just a few of their thoughts, first-hand: 

“I’m doing well at my co-op, and learning a lot about the process of a small residential firm. I’ve been involved with a few projects, including a home renovation, a garage addition, and a living room addition as well as a kitchen construction. Some are out to the general contractors right now, and others I work with the clients every day.” 

– Mitchell Godett (undergraduate Architecture student), Benjamin Nutter Architects

“Working at Fogarty Finger for the last six months has given me a new perspective on what working in an architecture firm is like. It requires more than just design ability but an extreme attention to detail in construction documents and administration to make sure that the design is properly executed. Working in corporate interiors, I have worked on every stage of a project from  bid procurement and design development to construction documentation and administration. My favorite process is creating the visuals that are used to sell the spaces we design such as these for a building my firm is working on in Rockefeller Center.”

– Iyeosimhe Enike-Ekhelar (undergraduate Architecture student), Fogarty Finger Architecture

“We’ve recently been doing model work for the renovation of Brookline High School, seen here in these photos. Model work for this project is used mainly to show the client the design in real life, to test different material finishes and facade options, and to solve practical issues of design in real time. While most firms today rely heavily on computer renderings, our firm believes in the power of tangible models; to give the client something to touch, hold, and manipulate until they can picture the design in the same way we do.” 

– Julia Barksdale (undergraduate Architecture student), William Rawn Associates

Click on a photo below, and scroll through, to see some on-the-job shots.