Friday, May 05, 2006
March 31, 2006
Yesterday, in my internship, we were working on the basement; we were working on cleaning and designing the basement of the firm. I started cleaning out a box that was full of tools, papers, and a lot of dust; I got real dirty cleaning it. After I was done, we put all the tools on the floor and put everything that need to go to a specific place for the board on the wall. The tools that needed to go the wall, we put them out together nest to the wall and the other tools either want in the box or in a bin. After that I started putting all the tools on the wall and it came out very nice and organize like the T.V. Today as soon as we got here we started working on measuring the basement that I didn’t measure last week. We did a few sketches from different points of view. When we were done, Alex showed us how to draft. So we started working on one side of the wall. Adam was working on one wall and I was working on the other. Then they ordered pizza for a lunch time meeting and presentation. After we had lunch, heard one architect present, which was very interesting. I was excited to be in an architects meeting and see the way they present and what the present. After that I was finishing the wall of the basement by putting the rest of the tools. Then I when I was done I showed Alex and he fix my mistakes. He showed me how to do doors for drafting, which was my mistake because I did a line but I was suppose to put like 2 or 3 lines. I found this week interesting because of the fact that I learned how to draft, fix a room and wall.
Yesterday, as soon as I got there Alex, Adam and I went to a Chinese bakery which was very different from bakeries in the Bronx because the Bronx bakeries are small but here they were big and they hardly spoke English. I wasn’t really hungry but I was thirsty so I bought a Gaterate. Adam and Alex were very hungry so they bought something that look like bread or a sandwich. When we got back, we started working on the basement. My supervisor, Alex, took us to the basement and showed us an exhibit of wooden poles that were on the floor. He told us that we had to think of a way that we can organize the wood and poles that were in the basement. First, Adam and I first were thinking of some solutions that would help us figure out what we can do with the basement, but then every time we thought f a good one, it didn’t work. After we found 2 solutions that we liked. So we left it there so we can talk about it with Alex. After that, we had lunch so we went to eat McDonalds. I was happy that I finally saw food that wasn’t Chinese food because Chinese food makes my stomach hurt too much. When we got back, we started working on another lamp. This time I had to use one of the other models I made and do the same thing I did the last time; draw a sketch and make photo copies of it; then write down the steps so that students can do the lamp. I actually liked this lamp because it wasn’t that difficult and it was fun to do.
Today when we got here, Adam and I started working on printing and organizing our journals for school since we need to do a journal every week. After I was done, we went to the basement and we started looking for wood that was in the back of the basement. The wood had to be about 8-10 feet tall for a shelf they are planning to do in the basement. So while Adam was taking them out, he would pass it to me, and I would place them on the floor. Then, while Adam was hammering the ceiling to see where the beams were at so that he can screw in the shelves, I was taking some tools out a box in the basement and placing them on the wall. Then I started drilling some holes in the wood on the wall for the screwdrivers to fit in the holes. After I was done, I trimmed 2 sheets of paper for some frames that they’ll be putting up. Then I went to lunch to eat some pizza. When we came back, there was a meeting and we decided to attend it. I enjoyed being there because it was very interesting and I really enjoyed listening to the house they were talking about. It was about a mansion in East Hampton, NY, for a real estate agent. It was big, nice, and it had a great view. I would love to live in a house like that. I really liked what we did today because I was always on task and because there wasn’t a time when I felt bored.