A Day in the Life of a LandDesigner Intern
By: Lauren Delbridge, Landscape Architect Design Intern
Interning with LandDesign has taught me so much about the field of Landscape Architecture, but even more about what it’s like to be a part of collaborative and enthusiastic firm culture. Each day spent in the office, I learn what working as a LandDesign intern means to me.
Working for LandDesign means:
- Coffee or tea at 8:00am (and often many more refills throughout the day).
- Bringing a sweater or space heater because good work clearly takes place in freezing temperatures.
- Learning AutoCAD commands that make your life so much easier.
- Learning shortcuts for any program that make your life so much easier.
- Grabbing lunch from the local Harris Teeter.
- Knowing ‘cruise industry news’ forward and backward.
- Learning the lengths of the longest cruise ships.
- Knowing everything about cruise ships.
- Researching precedents that I’ve never heard of before.
- Knowing how to change the roll of paper on the plotter.
- Getting to know the other great LandDesign interns.
- Froyo birthday parties.
- 4th floor nerf gun wars.
- Asking questions.
- Researching how to grow coconut palms.
- Become a master at scanning.
- Asking more questions (usually about AutoCAD).
- Learning all that you can from the people around you.
- Learning that relationships matter.
Although my months spent with LandDesign have been short, I am grateful for the opportunities this internship has given me. I’ve enjoyed experiencing a new city and work culture and I am thankful for the warm welcome LandDesign has given me and all of the interns.