Michael, Class of 2019, is studying architecture with an environmental studies minor at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.
Q: How would you describe the culture at Hutker?
A: It’s just like you would expect on Cape Cod and the Islands; everyone is relaxed and happy to be there. HA has a presence in the community, and good work and socializing are done both in and out of the office.
Q: How did your internship match your expectations?
A: It surpassed my expectations both in and out of the office; it’s a great place to grow as a student and a professional. That’s why I came back for a second round.
Q: What was the most satisfying about your time with HA?
A: Seeing your work being built in some of the most beautiful places around. We have the privilege of complementing fantastic sites with great architecture.
Q: Based on your experience, what do you think it takes to be successful at HA?
A: You need a good work ethic and collaborative spirit; every project wants to develop quickly, and our work is done as a team.
Q: Do you feel more prepared to enter the field of design after spending 3 months with HA?
A: Yes, you are exposed to the whole process as an intern, and everyone is eager to help you learn and prepare you for the field.
Q: What was your favorite part of your summer on Cape Cod?
A: Living by the beach is great, but my favorite part about Cape Cod is its location in New England. I loved hopping around the states on the weekends.
Q: Favorite lunch spot in Falmouth?
A: Sandwich and a cookie from Maison Villatte on Main street.
Q: What was your favorite thing to do with your time off during your time here?
A: I would bike down to the beach and read whenever I could.
Q: If you were to give an incoming HA intern any advice, what would it be?
A: Be ready and eager to work on anything you can get your hands on. You’ll be given great opportunities if you seek them out.