BRS Internship Experience

BRS Internship Experience

Over the past three months I have had the opportunity to be a summer intern at BRS. Although typical intern positions can involve coffee runs and dishwashing duties, I was fortunate to be welcomed into the BRS family and spared of such responsibilities. During my internship, I participated in the Central Denver Recreation Center charette and contributed to the Southlake Community Center, Yellowstone Canyon Village Lodging Redevelopment, and Aurora Police and Fire Training Facility projects.

I was introduced to a variety of design strategies used to accommodate the myriad site conditions and design constraints unique to each project. Additionally, I had the opportunity to participate in various phases of the design process, as each project was in a different phase.

The in-house Central Denver Recreation Center charette involved the brainstorming of two conceptual design ideas deeply rooted in the site and its adjacencies. On the Aurora Police and Fire Training Facility, the development of the site plan to accommodate the necessary space allocations for each type of training structure and roadways was essential. Working through multiple iterations of the site plan taught me the value of evaluating the overall clarity of the plan and line weights via a printed, hard-copy version of the plan.

Additionally, I worked to expand the BRS Revit family library and helped to organize the marketing database of rec center images. Both tasks were out of the norm, but provided me a view of the behind the scenes work that needs to occur to support teams working on acquiring projects as well as designing them. Furthermore, I was able to participate in many of the activities offered by BRS outside of work. These activities allowed me to get to know everyone through kickball, yoga and summer cookouts.

In all, I cannot thank the staff at BRS enough for the experiences I had this summer and the kindness they showed to me. I have no doubt that the knowledge I gained this summer will benefit me not only in my studio projects this school year but also on future professional work.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 03:29pm

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