HMFH Architects

Intern Spotlight:
Yiming Wang

At HMFH, we are committed to sharing our expertise with each new generation of architects. This installment of our Intern Spotlight series highlighting the work and accomplishments of our dedicated interns and co-ops, introduces Yiming Wang, a rising fourth-year architecture student at Northeastern University.

While at HMFH, Yiming was involved in numerous initiatives that provided experience in varying project phases from preparing for new project interviews to furniture layout and selection and material finish specifications. Yiming’s physical and digital model-building capabilities and close attention to detail were invaluable to interviews for new project work and to the redesign of HMFH’s office.

We checked in with Yiming to discuss his co-op experience and learn more about his plans for the future.

What drew you to architecture?

I’ve always been interested in how architecture brings design, history, and engineering together in one profession. It’s a unique mixture of creative and practical subjects.

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

Minimalistic. When I design, I try to merge functionality with aesthetic features.

What’s been your favorite experience at HMFH?

I’ve really enjoyed taking part in critiques for the office renovation design and seeing all of the project updates from across the firm during the monthly office lunch. Being able to bike to work every day was also a highlight!

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned during your internship at HMFH?

Extensive Revit skills. I also learned a lot about shading design strategies while working on the office renovation project.

What is a piece of advice you would give to future interns?

Ask a lot of questions. Sometimes, you can learn just as much by communicating with others in the office as you can by producing drawings.

Do you have any plans for after graduation?

My plans are to go to grad school and, after that, work towards licensure as soon as possible.

We thank Yiming for all of his hard work and contributions while at HMFH and wish him the best in his next endeavors!