Things I Love Today: HAHAHA I Forgot to Talk About My Internship edition
-on my second day of work, after I told my boss I’d never taken a steel course before, he handed me the AISC manual and said, “This’ll be hard. Ask lots of questions. You’ll figure it out.”
-So basically it’s only been one week so far and I’m in love with this job
-Doing actual calculations for actual real buildings help what is this is this what being grown up feels like
-I’m not really sure how much I’m supposed to talk about the actual projects we do so I’m trying to keep this pretty vague but it’s so neat to see how specifications/design criteria changes for different types of buildings/uses of buildings
-Also I’ve met a lot of architects from the other side of the office. One of them even went to my high school, and we bonded over how much we hated it! And the next day he said my calculus teacher said hello!
-Also I’m hoping that in the future, when structural work is slow/they don’t have anything to hand off to me, they’ll let me run off and ask the architects for work
-But in the mean time, I’m looking over requirements for the ARE exams to help put together a structural engineering study guide for the architects (oh noooo, this totally doesn’t sound like something I’d be doing anyway when I start the architectural licensing process…wait) (I mean that’s like seven years away but whatever)
-I sit next to two young crazy cat ladies and they are absolutely wonderful
-Also not an internship-thing but an architecture-thing: Andrew’s dad said he could introduce me to his architect-friend in San Francisco if I ever thought I’d be interested in going out there and I was just like…!! Berkeley! Bay Area! DUH
-And I really just want to host a big dinner and invite all the family members who told me that deciding to study architecture and civil engineering was a stupid plan that would leave me bankrupt and stare at them until they crawl away in shame because even though I will not be nearly as ~financially secure~ as if I had studied medicine, life is pretty damn great right now.
(Source: lonehands, via thebrownarchitect)