We recognize the importance of learning and teaching in the architectural environment. This summer, we had the pleasure of working with some outstanding students. We asked them to reflect on their time at INVISION. Here’s what they had to say:

 

DAVID PHAN
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Architecture
Anticipated graduation May 2020

What did you enjoy the most about your time at INVISION? I enjoyed meeting new people from the firm and dipping my toes into the world of architecture through the engagement of related work and interactions such as site visits and field verification. It was a good experience of what my future looks like once I graduate and make my way towards a permanent career path.

 

EVAN WILLIAMS
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Architecture
Anticipated graduation May 2020

What did you learn? I learned a lot this summer. The two things that stand out the most is how detail-oriented being an architect entails and that construction documentation takes the most time in the design process.

 

HENRY MELENDREZ Iowa State University, Bachelor of Architecture
Anticipated graduation May 2021

What are you looking forward to for Fall Semester? I look forward to a challenging semester with the chance to use the knowledge learned at INVISION to produce better outcomes with my studio/personal projects. I also hope to further my abilities and experience with software related programs to broaden my future opportunities.

 

LINDSAY ALTHOFF
University of Northern Iowa, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Graduated May 2019

What did you enjoy most about your time at INVISION? I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at INVISION. The people make the environment a great place to work and learn. Everyone here is willing to teach and help direct when they can which made it easy to ask questions. It did not take me long to discover that everyone likes to have fun whether it be at Back Alley Barbeques on Wednesdays or having snacks to celebrate someone in the office.

 

SAMANTHA KRAGEL
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Anticipated graduation May 2020

What did you enjoy the most about your time at INVISION? The highlight was going to NEOCON! It was my first time experiencing the convention, and it really solidified my passion for design. Seeing the products in person and installed really put things in perspective for me. The entire experience felt exclusive, and I am forever grateful to have been able to attend.

On the day-to-day, what I enjoyed most about working at INVISION was the environment. The atmosphere was extremely welcoming. I was never worried when I had a question because everyone in the office was there to help to their full extent. I loved to see the dynamic integration between disciplines every day. This office has a wonderful balance of diligence and leisure; professionalism and playfulness.

 

SAVANNAH DOWNING
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science in Physics
Graduated May 2019

What are you looking forward to for Fall Semester? I’m looking forward to moving to Colorado and starting grad school in the Fall!

 

SETH JENKINS
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Architecture
Anticipated graduation May 2020

What did you learn? Right before my departure for Germany, the studio talked about adding more climate/EUI focused design in our projects. Fortunately, my focus while in Berlin was exactly that! I was able to return with some new found knowledge to share. I continue to learn more everyday about client relations and new aspects of the practice whenever I am in the studio.

 

ZACH DETTERMAN Iowa State University, Bachelor of Architecture
Anticipated graduation May 2021

What are you looking forward to for the Fall Semester? This fall I’m looking forward to being able to take this internship experience and use my knowledge to enhance my design in my studio work to create more comprehensive projects. I’m also looking forward to using this experience in our DBIA (Design Build Institute of America) club competition this fall in hopes that we can win the national competition for the second year in a row.