The Process of Finding a Link
Finding a link was tricky. I had big hopes and aspirations of going up to Denver and staying with my mom's best friend for the three weeks. I contacted three firms up there with one in mind that I wanted to go to the most. I I sent many emails and followed up with phone calls but no response. Until the one that I wanted to go to the most call me back one day and said that they are not able to take interns under 18. This bummed me out but was a blessing in disguise. With only a week before link I had to find a replacement, So I aimed more locally. looking around town to find a new internship left me bored. the majority of the firms in town had the same designs and style. I wanted something unique and different. That's when I came across Steve Gates Architecture Firm and E-Terra Construction. For me this was awesome I got to check out the design part of architecture and the building part. This would give me a better understanding of both aspects of architecture.
Overall my link was a great experience at the beginning I was uncomfortable in my space felt like I had to be someone who they wanted me to be. Over the three weeks I grew a connection with Allison and Natalie that I never thought would have happened. I thought myself looking up to them and inspired by their work. going into link I had really no idea what to expect. I wanted to get a better understanding of what the architectural career would look like, and in my link I did just that. Over the three weeks I develop skills personal and physical. I learned three programs in. Familiar with them that I didn't think I would have gotten too. I had to open up and befriend my work colleagues which made it a better work environment. Link has set me up with an idea for the future and now it is up to me to decide what I'm going to do with this knowledge and passion of mine.