"I have learned that architecture requires a skillset much broader than just knowing how to design; having a holistic understanding of the built environment. For instance, understanding the different roles within an architecture firm ranging from construction management to marketing and how they are all very important in the success of a project.
By being a part of the Kirkland Urban project and sitting in on internal meetings and a developer meeting, I was able to build listening skills while figuring out the organizational side of the design process. I have also added to my knowledge of Revit by learning the fundamentals of how the program is used in an architecture office.
Instead of working long hours and devoting all of my time to architecture while in school, I have learned that with time management it is both possible and important to have a life outside of architecture. During my internship I have made an effort to be involved with company activities to further my relationships with coworkers. The culture of CollinsWoerman allowed for this balance."