At HMFH, we are committed to sharing our expertise with each new generation of architects. This installment of our Intern Spotlight series showcases our summer interns through the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) internship program.
HMFH hosted three Boston high school students—Daveen Jacobs (Boston Green Academy), Edwin Guerrero (New Mission High School), and Mehkiya Adams (John D O’ Bryant School of Mathematics and Science)—for a summer internship in architecture and design. Established by the Boston PIC in partnership with the Boston Society for Architecture, this program allows high school students to explore their professional interests and establish a foundation for future careers. HMFH was one of seven firms to provide an “Architecture 101” experience of what it’s like to work at a design firm.
Daveen, Edwin, and Mehkiya immersed themselves in the six-week program, developing skills in sketching, model-building, and technical computer programs and learning about career paths in design and construction. Each week featured site visits of both completed and in-construction HMFH projects, as well as tours of significant Boston architecture.
The focus of the internship was a personal architecture project. All three interns sketched a design, modeled it digitally, built a prototype, and then presented their six weeks of work to peers and professionals at the BSA. Working closely with HMFH mentors who are themselves recent graduates of local architecture programs, Daveen, Edwin, and Mehkiya received guidance and support as they developed their design project, as well as insight from our younger staff about architecture as a career path.
I am very interested in engineering and architecture, as it will be my primary field of study in college and long-term career. I’ve always had a love for math, science, and creating things, and architecture is a combination of all of these!
We are incredibly impressed with Daveen, Edwin, and Mehkiya’s work at HMFH and wish them the best in their next endeavors!