Building Design & Construction is responsible for the planning, management and renovation of the City’s existing buildings, as well as the development of new facilities and urban spaces for the public.
design process and production
Interns have the chance to experience a full spectrum of design: from schematic design through construction. Our office uses a variety of software and media to create drawings and models at every stage of the design process.
At our office, we frequently present projects to colleagues, clients and the public. We meet with the clients to present ideas and materials and we also present to the Civic Design Review Committee: a group of designers who help ensure the quality of City buildings. This involves producing drawings, models, graphics and selecting materials.
Job site visits provide valuable exposure to real work conditions and the opportunity to practice field observation skills and measurement tactics. Additionally, our office offers various tours to learn from other projects and sites.
Our office supports a culture of learning, growth and community. We frequently host lunch-and-learns to expand our architectural knowledge and form committees to address the unique aspects of working for the City. We also engage in outreach programs with the community, such as an annual workshop that teaches elementary school children about architecture and engineering.