University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY


Spring break practice previews

By ukcod
Mar 18, '13 4:48 PM EST

Architecture and Interior Design students had the opportunity to intern at regional, national, and international design firms over spring break. The Practice Previews program places students in these firms for 1-2 weeks to garner professional experience and to contribute to the firms' projects.
The experience of the students varied for each firm, as they could be involved with executing a research assignment, sit in on staff or client meetings, go on site visits, or assist with drawings, designs, or model building.

"The spring break Practice Previews program is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me," said graduate student Sarah Mohr. "I never imagined this would be a possibility for me before coming to graduate school at UK." Sarah worked with designers in New York's Reiser + Umemto on a hub/hotel in Manhattan.

A full list of participating firms:
OMA, New York
Studio Gang, Chicago
HWKN, New York
Bernard Tschumi, New York
Olson Kundig, Seattle
Urban Lab, Chicago
SO-IL, New York
Barkow Leibinger, Berlin
NMDA, Los Angeles
Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles
Morphosis Architects, New York
Snohetta, Oslo
Reiser + Umemeto, New York
IwamotoScott, San Francisco
PATTERNS, Los Angeles

Read about the students' experiences on the Practice Preview Tumblr.