Last week Architecture Intern and UMass Amherst Graduate Student, Morgan Sawyer, left the NKB (virtual) office and headed back to classes. We were lucky to have him work with us both in the office over his winter break and remotely this summer. As Morgan wrapped up his last week, we asked him to give a little insight into his life as an intern this summer.
What was your biggest learning experience this summer?
I think that figuring out how to be remote, complete projects on your own, and stay motivated was huge! I had to be very self-disciplined and focused throughout the entire summer. Also, I was able to work collaboratively on a lot of projects which was exciting.
What are you looking forward to as you head into your last year at UMass Amherst?
I’m looking forward to using some of the things I’ve learned this summer and applying them to school. Also, getting more involved in the industry of architecture and the design process.
What advice would you give incoming NKB interns?
Keep an open mind, and be willing to jump in! If you come in with an open mind, the team will be there to help support you through any task.
What are your final thoughts on your internship with NKB?
I’m thrilled to have had the chance to work remotely with NKB this summer – especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Interning remotely had its initial glitches and challenges, yet despite this, I enjoyed aiding in the process of developing graphic standards in order to generate consistent project imagery. I spent each day learning and streamlining my processes from production to completion. It was a tremendous pleasure to create unique imagery and also allow for my creativity to be integrated into NKB’s renderings and designs.