Future Green Studio – Summer Design Intern
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Dynamic landscape urbanism and urban ecology firm in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley with a diverse portfolio and a commitment to sustainable practices is seeking summer interns (8-week duration) who are passionate, hard-working and highly skilled. Must be pursuing degree in Landscape Architecture and be proficient in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite. Design-build experience is a plus.
The intern will be integrated with our design team and assist with on-going work, including:
- Implementing sketches into CAD / Rhino
- Rendering and layout presentation graphics
- Management of image + product databases
- Assisting in production of construction documents
- Dependable, hard-working, passionate
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work with a team or independently
- Strong computer graphic presentation skills
- Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, + Rhino
At the forefront of a national design movement focusing on establishing place and identity through ecological design, Future Green’s work focuses on reclaiming post-industrial landscapes, on planning future visions for cities, and on greening New York City’s rooftops. We are a unique company, engaging in both speculative, urban, large scale conceptual landscape urbanism as well as small scale garden and art interventions.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and work samples to: email@example.com. No calls please.
2024 SUMMER INTERNSHIP RESEARCH BRIEF:
This year’s internship research will focus on our local neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn and its dangerous crossings that pedestrians have to navigate on a daily basis. Since the completion of this section of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in the 1950s, Red Hook has been severed from the urban fabric of the city, isolating it from much of the transportation infrastructure that supports most New York City communities. Currently many of Red Hook’s approximately 12,000 residents – including those in the borough’s largest public housing project, the Red Hook Houses – rely on at-grade crossings over the busy, eight-lane Hamilton Avenue, and under the Brooklyn Queen’s Expressway, in order to reach the closest subway station. This pedestrian intersection is not only dangerous, its inhospitable design creates a space that feels more like a barrier than a gateway.
Approaching the project as a planning exercise, this internship will begin with community engagement opportunities with local community stakeholders and residents to help frame priorities and better understand user experience. Interns will dive deep into the neighborhood’s history, context, ecology and transportation infrastructure to inform a design framework and identify opportunities for intervention. The final internship project will culminate in a strategic report that outlines potential design strategies and a proposed implementation timeline to address these critical pedestrian safety issues. We hope this report can be used to catalyze local officials and representatives to enact change in our community.
$800 per week + $2000 rental stipend
18 Bay Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
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Future Green Studio