My name is Mohammad Irfan Andhikaputra. I am an undergraduate student at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, majoring in Architecture. I have always been driven by my dreams since I was a little boy. I had a dream to become someone who creates many things. As a little boy, I knew nothing about design but I had so many books where you can find my sketch about toys, car, phone, and even a house in it. I realized that I had this ‘passion for design’ since I was a little boy. I always happy to fill out my book of early design and I even design a house and I found myself had drawn a floor plan in that time. As I enter the formal school, I began to have the curiosity in architecture. I always asked myself, what architecture is, what actually architect do, and so on. After three years of studying architecture, there are many notions on my mind about architecture. First, I finally found that my passion for design is really matched in architecture. Architecture is more than just a design for the building itself, but also the user, the environment, and even create a future condition of a better world. Second, Architecture has a very wide scope. For this past three years, I realized that I need to learn about the construction, the aesthetics, and even the psychological aspect of the user. Because of that, I think it is not enough for me to just rely on the formal education, I think I need to learn more on informal education. I think aspects like teamwork, site survey, real world condition, and network, cannot be achieved on formal education.
I believe RAW Architecture is the best firm to achieve my ‘thirst for knowledge’. I have asked my senior who previously had the internship on RAW Architecture, and they gave me a very positive recommendation for RAW Architecture. They said that at this firm, we are not only doing a projects or works but also be taught for what we cannot do well. From this testimonials, I believe RAW Architecture is very suitable for what I have been wanted to achieve, the experience and knowledge in real world condition, and also to broaden my network on the architecture world. In my future days, I planned to be an architect that support a better world. I think architecture is more than just a building designer, but more to a future world creator. To achieve that, I need to learn more about architecture outside my formal education from an Institution. As I mentioned before, to really understand what architecture is, I need to spend more time studying architecture in a different kind of education. And now I finally got the chance to have an internship at a real architecture firm. Because the more experience I had, the more knowledge I will get too, and that will enrich my knowledge in Architecture.
I think RAW Architecture had the key for my passion, and help me pursuing my dreams. I believe my background in architecture and taking this opportunity to study and enhance my knowledge with the internship in RAW Architecture will support me for pursuing my dream. I would never miss this chance for having an internship program because the right firm will give me the right experience.