I am writing to express my interest to engage in the internship program with RAW. My name is Christine Gunawan. I recently graduated from Universitas Indonesia(UI) and Queensland University of Technology(QUT) with Honours, majoring in Architecture. As I keep exploring for my passion, I currently assisting architectural design studio for 2nd year of architecture
major in UI.
I believe in the power of curiosity and passion for innovation through education. It leads me to carry out my self with a lot of excitement learning for 4 years in Architecture School. During my final year at QUT, I am given an opportunity to work with creative industries faculty higher degree research team to develop a prototype technology for visual impaired people. It is a technology that aims to help improve sight-less person’s sensorial experience through cognitive mapping to be able to travel and inhabit the city of Brisbane independently.
In this project, my role was to conduct a research about the current condition of the local architecture in order to restructure and solve the problematic gap between the street, buildings and stakeholders. As we were developing the project, I began to realise that Architecture is not barely producing physicality of building and structure. At that point, I got a chance to see architecture as a discipline that produce systems in form of space. This systems are realisation of integrated investment to support the growth of human race on earth in the past, present and future.
As I heard of RAW, I recognise this studio as a leading Architectural contributor that move towards innovation and improvements in Indonesian Architecture. I was thrilled to find out that through Omah Library, the studio mission is aligned with mine in terms of knowledge
sharing and networking towards a better future for our next generation. This has motivated me to work with the team closely that I believe could happen through experiencing the work place in an internship.
Besides, I can see my self as a collaborator, critical thinker and time management leader with a clear focus on blazing new paths forward by improving processes, revamping operations and motivating teams to excel. I am use to work with Autocad, Revit, Sketchups and partial knowledge in project management. Considering all of the qualifications, I am eager to dig for more experience as well as benefit RAW studio in many aspect in the future.
Along with this letter, I have attached a file consists of my most recent curated works and curriculum vitae as a reference. I will be able to work for 4-5 months during the whole weekdays except Tuesday and Friday due to my teaching assistant schedule at UI.
If necessary, I’d be pleased to provide greater detail about my skills and experience through an interview with RAW. Please keep in touch me at your earliest convenience.