My last week at Snohetta (http://snohetta.com/) was dedicated to production for an upcoming presentation that my team had with the client so I was working on diagrams, sun studies, and sections. I have not worked with a lot of sun studies so I learned a lot about how to analyze information based on renders and how to translate that into design development.
Thursday evening, the office threw a “going away” party for me complete with cake and beer. It was nice to get to have casual conversations and say goodbye to everyone before I left on Friday.
After the party, Hannah Sellers and I went to a lecture at Cooper Union by Craig Dykers (co-founder of Snohetta) which was extremely funny and he talked about a lot of projects which we had studied, including the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The first year students were having midterm reviews and it was normal studio time so we got to see the work and walk around/talk to other students. The main difference between Cooper Union and UK is how the studios are set-up! At Cooper Union, every undergrad studio is in the same room with partitions to distinguish years while the graduate studio is in another room. The students did not have a lot of room to work and the room was a mess! Their building also closes at 2:00 so they cannot stay in studio and work all night. After talking to other students, I became extremely appreciative of UK and how our College of Design is structured.
Overall, my experience at Snohetta was amazing! I learned much more than I thought was even possible in just two weeks. The people in the office were extremely nice and made me feel right at home. I am so thankful for the experience and would definitely suggest for other students to seize this opportunity as well.