We’re committed to sharing our expertise with the next generation of architects—and, in turn, to sharing the work they do here at HMFH in their internships and co-op experiences. In that spirit, we’d like to introduce Victor Tejada: our intern this summer through a partnership with the BSA Foundation and the Boston Private Industry Council.
Victor’s interest in architecture was first sparked as a child. His father, the son of an architect, brought him up with the same appreciation and curiosity for building design he had been taught by his own father. Now an aspiring architect himself, Victor hopes to pass this on through his work and to his family, too. Since graduating from Boston International High School in Dorchester and joining HMFH this summer, Victor has already visited construction sites, attended internal design reviews, and observed client meetings. “My favorite experience was with the Arlington High School project,” he says. “I got to work on the model and go to the meeting with the client.”
Additionally, he has assisted our front-of-office staff with administrative and archival tasks, and even taken on a design project of his own: planning a hypothetical maker space for the lobby of 675 Massachusetts Avenue. “The hardest part was the beginning, and just getting everything organized,” Victor recalls. “But it was a chance to have some fun, and to combine a lot of different ideas.”
In the fall, Victor will attend The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in construction management, after which he plans to continue his education in architecture. Having lived in Roslindale with his family for the last four years, he also plans to stay in Boston—among the local architecture, he admires the historic downtown buildings and Fenway Park in particular.