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Lately, "This is The Thing" and "Sort of Revolution" have been my productivity tracks over these last few weeks. Once I thought it couldn't get better, I discovered Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and my mind has been blown since. This hybrid is one of the better collaborations of 2013 thus far and is definitely worth checking out. I promise you won't be disappointed.
I could have named this post "Summer: 2013," or "A Day in the Life of Jill Maltby: Summer Intern," or maybe even "The Internship: Part I" -- however, this summer, I just grooved thanks to ASK Studio. Where might my groove status have taken me, you wonder? In just about every piece of the architecture industry an intern could hope to test run. Over 600 hours later, I've been able to document time in:
- construction documentation for projects in Des Moines, Ames, Urbandale, and Spirit Lake
- competition graphics for eventual award submittals to three major organizations
- construction phase observation on three different sites
- evaluation and observation of conditions within affordable housing projects
- research on current and projected trends in affordable housing and net-zero options
- observation of architectural photography shoots
- touring famous works by Herzog & de Meuron otherwise unable to be toured
- studio travel to San Francisco
- business operations with open houses of ASK Studio
- taking a piece of the Walker Johnston Shelter House through schematic design, design development, and construction documentation,
Fortunately, I was required to document EVERY DAY of this summer. Check out what life as a ASK Studio intern looks like:
Besides the countless new artists I'm excited about, I also became a fan of "cupcake culture" with surprise trips to Scratch or Crème. However, with the recent completion of the AIA Iowa Convention, I am pleased to report that ASK Studio received the Excellence in Design award for the Walker Johnston Park Shelter in Urbandale, IA. I primarily worked on signage and competition graphics for the FEMA-rated shelter. As Rob Whitehead so eloquently stated, "working on projects with recognition like that really make you think, I CAN do this." Indeed.
- jazz enthusiast