BIG THOUGHT ARCHITECTURE
Architecture at Omniplan
Emily came the Tuesday before the trip and spoke to the students about her chosen path to be an architect. She also focused on the math, perspective and geometry involved in the daily building of projects.
At Omniplan, Emily brought together several different speakers to talk about the different roles people have within the firm. They each talked to the students about how they were initially attracted to the profession and the hard work which brought them there. We had a female speaker talking about her job working on the interior layout and materials chosen for the buildings.
Another architect, who was originally from Mexico, talked about his story and role in the firm. He is a master drafter and specializes in computer drawings for the projects as they are being built for both the customer and for the other architects who are working on the plan.
We split up into groups and took a tour of the firm.
We saw the models, technology, and details that go into creating a full project from hand built wooden models to those using the 3-d printer.