HMFH Architects

Intern Spotlight:
Martin Pilataxi

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 Martin Pilataxi, a rising fourth-year architecture student at Northeastern University.

During Martin’s co-op at HMFH, he worked on a wide range of tasks, from helping the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School team produce drawings to developing project graphics for marketing including furniture floor plans and stylized renderings. Martin’s technical skills and thoughtful, collaborative approach made him an asset on each project.

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

What drew you to architecture?

I think my background in art, graphic design, and photography influenced my interest in architecture because it’s an art form that people naturally interact with. To me, architecture is an opportunity to create community and celebrate culture.

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

My designs focus on context and how the building can enhance its surroundings.

What’s been your favorite experience at HMFH?

I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the Bristol-Plymouth team and the chance to generate many different kinds of architectural drawings and graphics.

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

I’ve learned a lot about the technical aspect of architecture and the level of coordination required from working on the Bristol-Plymouth construction documents set. It’s given me a more realistic idea of how a building comes together, which I think will help me in my future courses.

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

Be open to any assignment. Each project will teach you something different.

Do you have any plans for after graduation?

Right now, I plan to continue developing my design language and technical skills, whether that leads me to grad school or a firm after graduating from Northeastern.

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