By Maggie Wohltjen—Summer Intern, 2017
Working with an architecture firm for only three months can be daunting. There are so many things to learn about in such a short amount of time that, naturally, you become aware of how much you don’t know. But in my experience working as an architect intern with TMPartners, there are now at least three things that I do know.
First, I know that at TMP I am included in an office culture that is both inviting and accommodating to its employees. Between happy hours with friendly coworkers who are willing to answer all my questions, the endless learning opportunities provided with luncheons and site visits to NASA, or just the occasional “Cookies in the break room” email, TMP has gone above and beyond to make me feel welcome.
Second, I know that I am regularly tasked with new and enjoyable projects that challenge and expand my understanding of architecture while helping me discover where my interests are in this profession. I have been able to work on a variety of project types which has allowed me to learn programs like Revit and Bluebeam that I can now add to my software repertoire to be used in the future.
And third, I know that I am working for a firm that has a dedicated and easily respectable foundation of leadership with a desire to help me develop professionally. I have been so impressed by the quality of TMP in all aspects and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend my summer being a part of it, even if it has only been for three months.