Today my architecture class visited Bergmeyer Associates in Boston. At Bergmeyer and Associates we met Daniel Ricardelli, a former student of our teacher, and he told us a lot about how much he loved architecture. Also, he told us about his journey through and after high school and gave us a lot of information about what he does on a daily basis and what he plans to accomplish.We also met Bill Spaulding who took us on a tour of their space. He explained everything from wall colors to specific jobs he does on a daily basis. Also, he told us a little more about the company. He told us about their clients and past projects they've even completed in our hometown, along with LEED buildings they've worked on and are extremely proud of. Lastly, we met Janet Tatten who told us what we need to do to make a good impression and hopefully one day get an internship or even a paying job with companies like Bermeyer and Associates.
Later, my class walked over to the Boston Society of Architecture, or the BSA Space. Here my class enjoyed looking at visual artwork that was displayed. Mary Fichtner gave us a tour of their galleries and everything was amazing. In a short period of time she showed us a great deal of artwork and I really enjoyed everything I saw. My class was inspired by small models of buildings and we cannot wait to get started on our own models later in the year.
Overall, Boston is a great city when studying architecture. The views of both spaces we visited were both beautiful and inspiring. It must be a little easier to work as an architect when your surrounded by so much of it in Boston to inspire you. I learned a lot about the daily routines of architects as well as the process it takes to become one. I loved this field trip and had an amazing time!