The annual Sasaki Summer Internship Program is up and running! Twelve interns arrived at Sasaki’s Boston area office in early June to begin a two-week charrette to kick off their ten-week intensive internship with Sasaki.
The diverse intern group put their skills to work to collaborate on what is typically a pro-bono project for a local client in need of a multi-faceted design solution. Interns with backgrounds in Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design, Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Marketing, all came together to work toward a final presentation delivered to the client, an expert jury, and the whole firm.
This year, the project focuses on designing a new Roxbury Cultural Center that incorporates community placemaking, artist housing, and artistic production and exhibition spaces. The interns began their work with a field trip through Boston and Roxbury, and continued their collaboration throughout the week on design concepts under the mentorship of Sasaki’s designers.
Sasaki Principal and architect Christine Dunn, who has played a significant role in putting the charrette together as well as mentoring the interns, says “We have a group of twelve diverse thinkers who have come together to bring energy, passion, and optimism to this project. The internship program gives all the interns a chance to showcase their talents in a collaborative environment. Our young interns’ fresh ideas are not only beneficial to our clients but also give us a glimpse into our firm’s future.
Learn more about this year’s delightful Sasaki intern class below.