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University of Washington - College of Built Environments

  Master of Architecture Intern Exchange Program

Inspired by the success of the existing Scan|Design Foundation Denmark Intern Exchange Program with Gehl Architects, this internship exchange program will offer students in the Master of Architecture program the chance to gain valuable professional experience by working in the offices of exemplary Copenhagen-based architecture firms. 

All aspects of the internship program are managed by Assistant Professor Peter Cohan. For more information about this program contact: Peter Cohan

BIG Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark

Beginning in the Fall of 2010, we partnered with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to offer 6-month internships to University of Washington students. BIG receives over 100 internship applications A DAY!

BIG is a Copenhagen based group of over 60 architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Denmark, Scandinavia and the Middle East.

BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. They believe that in order to deal with today’s challenges architecture can profitably move into a field being to a large extent unexplored a pragmatic utopian architecture that steer clear of the petrifying pragmatism of boring boxes and the naïve utopian ideas of digital formalism.

In their projects they test the effects of size and the balance of programmatic mixtures on the triple bottom line of the social, economical and ecological outcome. Like a form of programmatic alchemy they create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, BIG architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our Planet, to better fit contemporary life forms. In all their actions they try to move the focus from the little details to the BIG picture.

To view a video of BIG founder, Bjarke Ingels, describing the design process for 8Tallet, click here 8-House by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group . This project was completed in 2009.

Henning Larsen Architects

Beginning in the Winter of 2012, we partnered with Henning Larsen Architects to offer 6-month internships to University of Washington students. 

Henning Larsen Architects is an international architecture company with strong Scandinavian roots.  Their goal is to create vibrant, sustainable building that reach beyond themselves and become of durable value to the user and to the society and culture that that they are built into.  They attach great importance to designing environmentally friendly and integrated, energy-efficient solutions.  Their projects are characterized by a high degree of social responsibility -- not only in relations to materials and production but also as regards good, social and community-creating spaces.

Henning Larsen Architects is the most successful international architectural company in Denmark with projects in more than 20 countries.  The company currently employs over 165 architects, designers, builders and Engineers with offices in Copenhagen, Riyadh, Munich, and Beirut.

C. F. Møller Architects

Beginning in Spring of 2012, we partnered with C. F. Møller Architects to offer 6-month internships to University of Washington students.

C. F. Møller Architects is one of Scandinavia's oldest and largest architectural practices.  Their work involves a wide range of expertise that covers programme analysis, town planning, master planning, all architectural services including landscape architecture, as well as the development and design of building components.

Simplicity, clarity and unpretentiousness, the ideals that have guided their work since the practice was established in 1924, are continually re-interpreted to suit individual projects, always site-specific and based on international trends and regional characteristics.

Over the years, they have won a large number of national and international competitions and awards.  Their work has been exhibited locally as well as internationally at places like RIBA in London, the Venice Biennale, the Danish Architecture Centre and the Danish Cultural Institute in Beijing.

Today C. F. Møller Architects has app. 300 employees.  Their main offices are in Aarhus and they have branches in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Stockholm and London.

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Beginning in Winter 2012, we partnered with Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter to offer 6-month internships to University of Washington students.

Founded in June 1999 in Copenhagen, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is an award-winning firm that engages in a wide variety of projects, including housing, master plans and office buildings.  Among their notable projects are the Holmbladsgade Sports and Cultural Center, the Holmbladsgade Community Center, the Herstedlund Cultural Center, and the renovation of Arne Jacobsen's historic Munkegårdsskole.  They also recently converted the Jægersborg Water Tower into a mixed-use building with a youth centre and residences, where common balconies add new sculptural layers that enhance the distinctive character of the tower.

COBE Architects

 

COBE is a progressive and contemporary community of architects that focuses on architecture and design -- from buildings to public space, to large scale urban planning.

 

Founded in 2005 by Dan Stubbergaard and Vanessa Miriam Carlow is an international architecture and design office whose mission is to contribute to the creation of more decent, equitable, beautiful and sustainable cities.  The company seeks to develop specific, innovative solutions that encompass the fields of architecture, strategic urban planning, landscape design and research. 

 

COBE has won a number of important international competitions and has quickly gained a a reputation for its highly innovative approach to every design project.  Notable COBE projects include Nordhaven, the largest metropolitan redevelopment project in Scandinavia, Norreport Train Station in the centre of Copenhagen and The ROCKmagnet, Denmark's museum of rock music in Roskilde.

 

EFFEKT Architects

 

EFFEKT is an architectural collaborative based in Copenhagen, Denmark, operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and research.  The company was established in 2007 and currently employs 30 full time staff under the creative direction of the two founders Tue Foged and Sinus Lynge. 

 

EFFEKT is the Danish word for impact.  EFFEKT believes that architecture and urbanism is about creating a lasting positive impact on our surroundings and our planet. They measure their projects on their impact - on the EFFEKT. 

 

They aim to create a lasting social, economic and environmental effect with every project they take on and always consider the projects in a local, regional and global context.

 

 

2010-2011 Intern                                                                                     

Cory Mattheis - BIG Architects

Cory is currently pursuing his M.Arch at The University of Washington in Seattle.  His background includes a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Washington State University with studies at DIS in Copenhagen and UAM in Mexico City.  Professionally, Cory has worked with Office G|O Architects where he received several recognitions and awards in international competitions.  Cory plans to use his time at BIG to explore the roles of iteration and selection in process driven design.

Follow Cory's work at BIG:

Cory Mattheis in Copenhagen               Evaluation

 

 

2011-2012 Interns

Ryan Heltzel Drake - Henning Larsen Architects

Ryan is currently pursuing his M.Arch at The University of Washington in Seattle.  His background includes a Bachelor of Find Arts from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in sculpture and installation.  Ryan previously visited Copenhagen in 2009 when he participated in the Copenhagen Classroom and in 2011 as a Valle Scholar.  His studies in Copenhagen have focused on how architecture and design are informed by the evolving cultural context of a traditionally homogeneous population.  While at HLA, Ryan is looking forward to being part of an international practice that views the design process as a social and contextual response.

Follow Ryan's work at Henning Larsen Architects:

Ryan Heltzel Drake in Copenhagen     Evaluation

Jocelyn Reutebuch - Henning Larsen Architects

Jocelyn is pursuing a Master's of Architecture degree at the the University of Washington.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in History and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, also at the University of Washington.    In between degrees, she taught biology and marine biology at Fairfax High School, a low-income, inner-city school in Los Angeles, CA.

She will be using her time at Henning Larsen to begin her research into interactions between the natural world and the built environment, focusing on ways building users can apprehend their connection to the larger ecological systems around them.

Follow Jocelyn's work at Henning Larsen Architects: 

Jocelyn Reutebuch "feltnotater fra Skandinavia"      Evaluation

 

2012-2013 Interns

Kate Murphy - Henning Larsen Architects

Kate is currently pursuing her Master's of Architecture at the University of Washington. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Art History and Fine Arts. Kate worked as an intern at Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter in Copenhagen during summer 2010.  She is looking forward to being part of the international and collaborative practice at Henning Larsen Architects.

Personal Blog   Kate Murphy "Kate CPH"  

Internship Blog     Kate-and-CPH      Evaluation

Andrew Thies - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Andrew is pursuing his Master's of Architecture degree at the University of Washington.  He has a BA from Hobart College with a concentration in Architectural Studies.  Andrew worked as an intern for Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle, WA during the summer of 2011.   While interning at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter in Copenhagen, Andrew is excited to learn about the collaborative design process within an international design office. 

Internship Blog  scanpost    Evaluation

Sarah Eddy - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Sarah is a Master's of Architecture student at the University of Washington.  After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science and a minor in Chemistry at Colgate University, Sarah spent time working at an Engineering firm in Baltimore, MD and an Architecture firm in Jackson, WY.  While interning at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter in Copenhagen, Sarah is excited to explore the tensions and interplay between intuitive form making and the rational diagram.

Internship Blog:  Sarah Eddy "SeddyinCph"    Evaluation

 

2013-2014 Interns

Kevin Lang - Henning Larsen Architects

Kevin is currently pursuing his Master's of Architecture at the University of Washington. Prior to moving to Seattle he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as an intern at SALA Architects in Minneapolis and JAS Design Build in Seattle in addition to assisting with the Howard S Wright Neighborhood Design Build Studio at the University of Washington in 2013. While at Henning Larsen Architects, Kevin is excited to be part of an international practice focusing on socially responsible design.

Internship Blog:  Københaven   Evaluation

Benjamin Ahearn - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Benjamin is currently pursuing his Master's of Architecture at the University of Washington.   He has a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College with a concentration in Architectural and Environmental Studies.  Benjamin has previously interned at Force4 Architects in Copenhagen, as well as at Studio pH in Seattle.  While interning at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Benjamin hopes to explore the ways in which architecture is tied to site through regional infrastructure and the ecology of place.

Internship Blog:  Copenhizer   Evaluation

Carey Moran - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Carey is a Master's of Architecture candidate at the University of Washington. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University, with a major in Architecture and a minor in Studio Art. Carey interned at Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle, WA in the summer of 2012 and is currently working at BUILD, LLC. While interning at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Carey is looking forward to learning the Danish approach to integrating new and old architecture.

Internship Blog:  Carey in Copenhagen   Evaluation

 

2014-2015 Interns

Cale Wilber - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Cale is a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Washington.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University where he studied Industrial Design and Studio Art.  Cale worked as an architectural intern with Olson Kundig in the summer of 2013 and with Build LLC in the summer of 2014.  During his time at Dorte Mandrup Architects, Cale is excited to learn about the firm's design process and to experience the Copenhagen lifestyle.  Cale Wilber Blog  Evaluation

Douglas Brandon - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Doug is a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Washington.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development and a minor in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.  Doug recently worked as an architectural intern with SRG Partnership in Seattle, WA and spent the summer of 2014 on a travel / study program in Scandinavia.  He looks forward to practicing Danish and learning from talented designers at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.  Doug Brandon Blog    Evaluation

 

2015-2016 Interns

Doug Smith - COBE Architects

Doug is a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Washington.  He holds a Bachelor of Art in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington.  Doug has worked as an architectural intern with ZGF Architects in Seattle, Wa and participated in the UW Scan|Design Master Studio led by Dan Stubbergaard of COBE during Spring 2015.  He looks forward to learning from the firm's specific approach to architecture.

Doug Smith's Blog       Evaluation

Gabrel Gonzales - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Gabrel is a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Washington.  He has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Washington University where he studied Industrial Design and Urban Planning.  Gabrel has worked as an architect intern for Studio ph in Seattle, WA and Estudio Sespede Arquitectos in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  While interning at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter in Copenhagen, Gabrel is looking forward to learning a Danish language of design. Gabrel Gonzales's Blog       Evaluation 

Riva Black - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Riva is a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Washington.  She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design with a focus in Design Studies, from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Riva worked as an intern at Mahlum Architects in Seattle, WA in 2013.  Most notably, she spent the summer of 2014 on a travel/study program in Scandinavia and the following summer of 2015 in the Philippines participating in a local design build.  Riva is looking forward to immersing herself in the international architectural aesthetic while interning at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.  Evaluation 

 

2016-2017

Connor Irick - COBE Architects

Connor is currently working towards his M.Arch at the University of Washington.  He has a BA in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington and has previously studied in Denmark traveling with the Copenhagen Classroom n 2008 and the Gehl Master Studio in 2014.  Connor worked as an architectural intern at BUILD LLC and as a designer and fabricator at McNae Design in Seattle, WA.

 

Connor is encouraged to learn more about COBE's approach to Crafting urban space through social interaction.   Connors' Blog

Andrew Gustin - EFFEKT Arkitekter

Andrew is currently pursuing his M. Arch at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Environmental Science and a minor in Studio Art from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  Andrew has worked as an architectural intern at Collaborative Design Studio in Reno, NV; Mill Hull in Seattle; and S&H Works in Seattle, WA. Andrew also participated in the Scan|Design Master Studio with EFFEKT in Spring 2016. 

 

While interning at EFFEKT, Andrew looks forward to immersing himself in Danish design and learning about the firm's design process. Andrews' Blog

Aaron Loomans - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Aaron is a Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Washington.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Aaron has had several past design internships in both Milwaukee, WI and Seattle WA.  Aaron has visited Copenhagen previously as part of the Scan|Design Studio in 2016.

 

Having never had an extended stay in Europe, Aaron is looking forward to immersing himself in all aspects of Danish and European design while living in Copenhagen. Aarons' Blog

 

2017-2018

 

Charles Landefeld - COBE Architects

 

Everardo Lopez - EFFEKT Arkitekter

 

 

Anna Urban - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

 

 

 

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