Friday, March 18, 2011

Another Word for Interview is OPPORTUNITY

This coming Monday, I have the opportunity of interviewing with BOKA Powell an Architecture and Interior design firm in Dallas.  In looking at their website I have become familiar with the many kinds of projects that they work on, which include mixed use, hospitality, corporate campus, commercial offices, interiors, residential, higher education, healthcare, sports, and retail design.  This will be my first official interview and I am not quite sure what to expect but I am excited for this awesome opportunity to be able to have an interview with such a respected firm in Dallas.  Even if I don’t receive an internship offer with this particular firm, I know that it will be an excellent experience and it will help me prepare for future opportunities... In class we talked about having to go through a several NO’s to get to a YES!  I know my YES has already been chosen for me, I just have to trust in the journey God puts me through to get there.

If you want to check out BOKA Powell here is their web site:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dwell with Dignity

I recently have been looking for an internship for this up coming summer.  I have been trying to use my networking skills by contacting people that my family knows or through other connections.  A couple of days ago I got some information about a company called Dwell with Dignity.  So, i checked their website to see what they were all about and discovered their motto "Inspiring Lives with Design."  I was highly interested.  I later found out that they were a non-organization who's goal was to create beautiful homes for people struggling with homelessness and poverty.  

 I have always said that whatever I do I want to make a difference in people's lives. I feel like much of interior design is about helping people who have alot of money and who can afford nice expensive  things.  I think that this is a way of God showing me that their is more you can do with an interior design degree besides working on multi million dollar projects.  As interior designers we can make a difference in peoples lives.





Friday, March 4, 2011

LEED us to a better environment!!!


This Platinum certified 27,000 sf office space is located in Seattle Washington and is one of two offices in the state of Washington that has received  Platinum certification.  It is also 1 of 20 world wide to achieve this high standard.  LEED has been around for several years, but ever since the poor economy LEED certification has been something all design firms are striving to achieve in order to  better the use of the resources that were given to us. 

 As designers, it is important to consider LEED requirements in order to make a positive impact on our environment and on the people experiencing our spaces.  This past Thursday our class visited the Core4 facilities in Fayetteville Arkansas, which received GOLD certification!!  We were lucky to  be able to talk to one of the designers of the building who told us how he implemented LEED into his space.  The design of this building was sleek and beautiful, and more importantly it had a low impact on our environment.  After visiting this building I learned all of the little things we can do as designers in order to better our environment.  It was truly a great learning experience to not only see a Gold certified building, but also to be able to talk with one of the people who made it happen.