This guest post was written by Cari, about her intern experience with us this summer.
I am a Junior at Texas Tech University, majoring in Landscape Architecture and this is my first internship! The program at Yellowstone Landscape has helped me develop field knowledge giving me a solid foundation for school and my professional career in the future.
Working under Bryn Coubrough, Landscape Designer at the Central Houston Branch, has been a fun and educational experience. From learning quick and efficient ways to use programs like photoshop, to plant identification of new materials at the plant nursery and tree farm, and shadowing meetings held with board members of HOAs, it was easy to apply my new knowledge to my intern project, Landpark!
Landpark is a commercial office building property located near the southside of Houston, TX. The client wanted a complete redesign of the outdoor areas and I did everything from measuring the property during the site visit, creating a series of 3D photoshop renderings, and developing the AutoCAD plans. Being responsible for designing a property for a “real” client is an exciting experience. This project allowed me to make educated decisions with confidence, knowing that I am proposing a functional, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable design for the property.
I feel fortunate to have spent this summer working with Yellowstone Landscape. This company, and the people in this work community have taught me a lot of things that will help me as I pursue my career, but they have also provided experiences that will help me throughout my life.