In summer, INVISION’s studios fill up with the addition of several young designers, many still training in school.
In the Waterloo office, Brandon Lewis is an architecture intern who switched from engineering, enjoys the visualization process in schematic design and admires the Amager-Bakke power plant, which burns trash to make electricity and has a ski slope on its roof. Megan Axne, who found Interior Design after starting in an Education Major, also loves getting the brainstorming juices flowing in schematic design, and has been very involved with interior design and other student organizations at the University of Northern Iowa. Haripriya Madireddi comes to INVISION from Mumbai, India. Her sister encouraged her to pursue architecture, and she draws the inspiration to continually challenge herself and grow from the innovative work of Zaha Hadid.
The Des Moines office has gained another very involved student, architecture intern Joey Bahnsen, who has received awards at Iowa State and at the national level for his leadership in the Greek Community. Joey was also part of the first ACE Mentor Program competition team here in Des Moines, which took first place in national competition, with Joey presenting. World traveler and architecture intern Luke Keeble has lived in England, Scotland, Canada and now the US, and appreciates the apparent passion everyone at INVISION has for the work they do. Hannah Hughes is an interior design intern who also creates abstract paintings and photography that tells a story, and shares her love of creativity with her “brave and curious” one-year-old, Caden.
We also have been fortunate to have Jake Larson back with us in Des Moines, fresh from his acceptance to the Interior Design Program at Iowa State (Congrats, Jake!), and Brady Whitehill returning to Waterloo, who has been a videographer for the KU football team. You can read our previous piece about Jake here and about Brady here.
Pictured above: Des Moines interns (left photo) Jake Larson, Hannah Hughes, Joey Bahnsen and Luke Keeble. Waterloo interns (right photo) Megan Axne, Brandon Lewis, Brady Whitehill and Haripriya Madireddi.