I am a sophomore architecture student at Northeastern University. I grew up in Shanghai, attended an international school, and then came to Boston for college.
Tell us a little bit about your background. (Where you grew up, hobbies, where you went/go to school…)
I am a sophomore architecture student at Northeastern University. I grew up in Shanghai, attended an international school, and then came to Boston for college. Besides architecture, I enjoyed drawing, playing instruments, traveling, and spending time with my cat.
What made you want to study architecture and design?
I am interested in art, fashion design, economics, and psychology. Architecture is a subject that allows me to gain knowledge in all those areas, and it is a more practical subject than pure art. I was thinking that, in the future, I can build structures that will help people in need. This field helps me absorb a diverse and wide range of knowledge while working on different projects.
What do you hope to gain from interning with WBA?
I hope to learn more about 3D modeling and refine my rendering skills, as well as get more real-life experience on projects. This is my first architecture co-op, and I’m excited to learn about the different skills that are key in a design firm.
Why did you choose to work at WBA?
Wilson Butler Architects produces excellent architectural work for the arts, and the cruise ship projects caught my eye while exploring WBA’s website. However, what attracted me most is the team’s culture, featured in their team page. It gives a really vivid, positive, welcoming vibe, which I value a lot for my first architecture internship. Talking to a previous Northeastern co-op student about their experience at WBA, the two interviews, and my first month at the firm confirmed my thoughts.