I SPENT 7 MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY WORKING AS AN INTERN AT CONFLUENCE...

...where much of my time was spent as a foot soldier. This was important, because having spent so much time in school almost entirely looking at the design process, and much less at the production process, it was refreshing to see exactly what it took to bring a project to reality. 

I got an incredibly wide ranged look into the Landscape Architecture profession at Confluence. The projects I spent time on ranged from an Art Museum in Wichita, to a Viaduct bridge that spanned between Missouri and Kansas, to an entry plaza for a newly designed Business School at Kansas State University. Not only were the projects diverse, but so were the types of works I aided in. From rendering, to construction documents, and everything in between, I learned a great deal about the steps that must be taken from concept to completion.

Getting the opportunity to simply be around an up and coming firm that operates efficiently as well as effectively in their process was incredibly valuable for me. 

Skills Learned/Refined:

  • Photoshop.
  • Sketchup.
  • AutoCAD (Site and Construction Documents)
  • Communication in an office setting.
  • Shaderlight.
  • Community Design processes.