Hello, my name is Ivan Fadhilah. And I just have finished my internship at RAW Architecture. It has been six months already, ever since I walked down toward this rustic greyish building, with its skylights on the rooftop. Now, I’m writing this words in my curvilinear table in the corner of the working room. I’ll be missing this atmosphere, of course, even the “leaf” door-shaped and all the unique detail inside this working space.
I remember how my first day here, in the center room with plafond bare concrete, ran well started by morning briefing with all the friends internship, designers, and associates. We always discuss about progress last week and for next week. In Discussion for weekly meeting we always happy because many people telling about their last week progress.
There are Kak Rich, as the principal, then senior architects, associates, who will keep an eye to me during my working time, just to make sure that I do my project clearly, and always sprightul helping you with their ideas and advices. I have used many software in six months for several project and design study with crews inside. In six mounths I already could use the programs such as AutoCAD, 3Dmax, Photoshop, Archicad, Sketchup and V-ray correctly. The crews taught me with patience and clear guides.
In another side, I studied outside the office with site visit, there I learned about construction of building columns, beams, foundations and wall materials. In addition I coordinate directly with the foreman in the field. Sometimes the design does not fit in the field so I always make progress reports during my site visit. During my apprenticeship in the raw architecture I became aware of how to design a good later in time management so that it can be effectively and efficiently. In raw arhitecture I learned 3 stages from conceptual design, Design Develpoment and Site Visit, I am very happy to apprentice in raw architecture because the people inside are kind and friendly, from Designer, associate, and admin.
Thanks for my apprentice friends who always make my days cheerful and always laugh. Always communication though we are far away. Keep the spirit
Thanks to designers and associates who are always patient and always giving spirit in work, always teach something interesting and useful. Success for your career hopefully god always give the best for you guys.
Now I want to say thank you, a lot, to Kak Rich as a teacher, all of the crews, internship’s friends, designers, associates, for your kind guidance. This six months are pretty hard to pass in the first few days, adapt with work hours, but I really enjoy to work with people here. I got so many experience, especially in working in the office as an intern, doing the project with the team, discussing with Kak Rich and all of the crews, and many more. I really am grateful to ever be the part of this team, thank you RAW for helping me to have one step ahead in architecture.
So, there won’t be nights anymore with music Jazz or hard laughs from the mezzanine. There will be things I miss about this office. Saying goodbye is always hard and I wish the best of luck to RAW and to all my seniors inside. Keep being best office in the world!