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Design students gain professional experience over spring break

March 18, 2013   |  

Architecture and Interior Design students had the opportunity to work at regional, national, and international design firms over spring break. These programs places students in these firms for 1-2 weeks to garner professional experience and to contribute to the firms' projects.

The experience of the students varied for each firm, as they could be involved with executing a research assignment, sitting in on staff or client meetings, going on site visits, or assisting with drawings, designs, or model building.
"The spring break program is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me," said graduate student Sarah Mohr. "I never imagined this would be a possibility for me before coming to graduate school at UK." Sarah worked with designers in New York's Reiser + Umemto on a hub/hotel in Manhattan.
Architecture students worked the following firms:
OMA, New York
Studio Gang, Chicago
HWKN, New York
Bernard Tschumi, New York
Olson Kundig, Seattle
Urban Lab, Chicago
SO-IL, New York
Barkow Leibinger, Berlin
NMDA, Los Angeles
Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles
Morphosis Architects, New York
Snohetta, Oslo
Reiser + Umemeto, New York
IwamotoScott, San Francisco
PATTERNS, Los Angeles
Interior Design students worked in the following firms:
Gresham Smith & Part., Nashville
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Chicago
Perkins + Will, Chicago
HOK, St. Louis
SHP Leading Design, Cincinnati
Haworth, NYC
PDR, Houston
EOP, Lexington
KZF, Cincinnati
Haworth, DC
Gensler, Atlanta
GBBN, Cincinnati
Veenendaal Cave, Atlanta
Perkins + Will, NYC
Lehman-Smith + McLeish, DC
Heery International, Orlando
FRCH Worldwide Design, Cincinnati
Tobin Starr + Partner, Charlotte
Forrest Perkins, DC
Read about the architecture students' experiences on the Practice Previews Tumblr.