Even though it’s small, Alameda is beautiful. For me, the best part of traveling is seeing things directly and understanding the process behind everything. When you connect with your client and learn how to make decisions based on their vision you know you’re on the right track. Also, being part of a project as huge as designing a Target store is a big plus, and I’m happy to be part of it.
I’ve been in Seattle before, but it changes every time I go. Working in-house for Graphite Studio was a great experience and those two months were intense. In my opinion, when you’re in-house you feel part of the studio, you build trust, and learn about the people and their process. You feel more like an architect and less like a producer, which is amazing.
Being on-site is a huge challenge, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. After almost six months of contact with BWA doing interior design, CAD, and Revit models, I have a broader perspective of their firm and their needs, but I also miss my family and friends, which is something that even the lights of Las Vegas can’t hide.