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.
Friday, March 18, 2011
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Friday, March 4, 2011
WEBER THOMPSON'S OFFICE RECEIVES RARE HONOR: LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION
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.