The Quinn Evans Architects staff is excited to kick off the summer by welcoming a fantastic group of prominent students, for the QEA Summer Internship Program.

These students come from a variety of backgrounds in areas such as historic preservation, urban development, and community planning, among others. Each one of these individuals possess key skills which will bring value to current QEA projects across all practice areas.  
 
Jeremiah Huth is joining us from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in architecture. From Ann Arbor, Michigan also pursuing a master’s degree in architecture, we have Daniel Clunis, who just completed his first year at the University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Daniela Tai is pursuing her master of architecture and historic preservation at the University of Maryland in College Park. Jennifer Rokoff comes from the University of Pennsylvania where she’s pursuing a master’s degree in architecture. Finally, we have Kurt Gessler, an undergraduate student joining us from the University of Miami, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in architecture.  
 
When asked about their goals and expectations for the program, here’s what they had to say: 

The program is being spearheaded by key staff members in both the Ann Arbor and Washington, DC offices, which include Principal Ann K. Dilcher, AIA, LEED AP, architects Marisa Allen, AIA, LEED AP and Abby Tourtellotte, AIA, LEED AP, and designer Devon Hogan. This team designed a program where interns can develop skills in construction contract administration and design packages, directly working in projects such as the Marie Reed Community Learning Center, the Embassy of Cameroon, and the National History Building. They will also have the chance to visit construction sites of current QEA projects and attend key meetings with clients and consultants. 

“We are thrilled to have such talented designers working with our project teams this summer. As a teacher and an architect, it’s very exciting to see these students taking what they have learned in academia and applying it to real projects. Our internship program gives students an inside peak at what it’s like to work on projects at beautiful historic buildings with rich cultural histories. They will see a wide range of interesting project types and a variety of project phases to compliment the experience they’re gaining in school. We look forward to mentoring and learning from these talented individuals.”

Marisa Allen, AIA, LEED AP

 
But not all is hard work, the program also includes a variety activities where interns can interact with other architects and designers in the firm, such as office picnics, lunch and learns, dinners, and happy hours.  
 
Quinn Evans Architects has always committed to education and are happy to do our part in educating future professionals in the industry.