It finally comes to an end of my journey as an intern, where all ups and downs people in RAW and I have gone through for two months shall not be forgotten. When thinking back through my first day in the office, I found the work environment is really warm and everyone here is just as kind and caring as my grandmother. I am very gratitude to have seniors whom are very much concerned of our well-being and improvements. And within this letter I would like to share my experiences in RAW and to express my appreciation to all people I have worked with as well as the memories we were all in.
When I was assigned on Jababeka project as my very first project, I remembered how I was guided by Gomez as designer in charge. It was about market positioning, which is anew for me. I therefore slugishly completed the work yet he volunteerily offered me to give over the rest of the job to him as deadline was due to the next day. He was also supervising me step by step so I could understand what I would have to finish of and extract the essence of doing this job. The same as my second and the next projects I was in, every designer and associate in charge was giving us the opportunity to improve our design and thinking skills by giving us various jobs, not merely drafting in AutoCAD. I realise this office would have offered great design knowledge for those who are eager to learn and improve, not to mention the funny moments we shared.
The longest project I was taking part was MRA Office Interior. Some of the interns and I started with making a 3D model of the office. It was quiet tedious to build up the model since the whole design was consisted of a complete irregular bookshelves arrangement. We worked on the project for two days in a row because it had to be completed on the next day. In the last day of the progress, Mr. Realrich took part in making the model which made all of us impressed with his quick-witted thinking in turning the interior design into a more practical yet more beautiful model in a brief observation. I was then assigned to assist in refining the construction detail regarding electrical, section, blow up, etc. It was indeed the most inspiring and yet explorative in terms of design and the process behind.
Through this internship program, I have found the meaning of serving people as an architect. I have realised that to achieve my own happiness, I have to cross difficult paths because to become a good architect I need to build up courage in order to face failures. I feel really grateful to have a good conversation with Mr. Rich on my last day in RAW, whose words have enlightened my mind to find my own success. And to sum up, the experience I have received from RAW Internship program is really meaningful and memorable. To the people I encountered during this short period of time, words would never be enough to express my thankfulness. I wish we could meet again in a better place, better time.