First of all, I would like to say thank you to Mr. Realrich Sjarief as well as RAW Architecture team for the opportunity to do internship for 5 months starting February – June 2021. It’s such an honor to be able to learn and directly experience the architectural work in real life, as a complement to what I’ve learned during architecture school.
I spent one whole year at home attending online class and doing endless
assignments. That is to say, I would never forget the day I first started to go outside on a daily basis to do my internship like I did for the past 5 months. My first day I went to Guha was an unforgettable experience. I experienced firsthand the infamous work of RAW Architecture and I can’t stop being in awe. Little did I know, though, the admiration to the works of RAW Architecture never stops on the first day. It continues on to the very last day.
Here, I came with very little knowledge about architecture. But eventually I learned that at RAW, questions are encouraged, and soon enough I will learn a lot more about architecture. Truthfully, I feel like my 5 months internship at RAW Architecture has taught me more than my 5 semester in architecture school. It shown how impactful it is to learn firsthand and on site. As a result, I learned a lot of things that cannot be obtained anywhere else. I believe my experience during this
internship period has taught me a very specific skill set that only RAW Architecture can provide. I achieved a lot of technical skills to improve my workflow using the software I’ve used before. But most importantly, I learned how to actively work on the task by asking questions, for example. Which was, again, very encouraged here. I also learned how to work effectively and systematically, which I directly learned from Realrich Sjarief himself. He taught me mistakes can be made, however there are a lot of things that can be done to prevent these mistakes from happening, which is to do work within a set of systems and sticking to it. Lastly, I would like to thank the RAW Architecture team once again for the opportunity to learn and improve throughout my internship period. There is always a room for improvement, as reflected in a never-ending improvement of Guha. I hope we won’t stop getting better after saying goodbye.