We are excited to welcome (back) architectural intern Sam Losi and interior design intern Katie Wills to Perspectus for the summer.
Sam previously interned with Perspectus over his winter break this past year. He just completed his first year at Carnegie Mellon University where he is studying architecture.
Katie also previously interned with Perspectus over her winter break. She is a rising senior at Kent State University where she is majoring in interior design and just completed her spring semester abroad in Florence, Italy.
We thought it would be a good idea for everyone to get to know Sam and Katie a little bit, so we did a Q & A with them.
What about architecture/interior design gets you excited?
(Sam) I really enjoy the idea of my future work ‘living’ longer than I do. Someday I want my grandchildren or great-grandchildren to walk into a space I designed and think to themselves “My Pop-pop made this.”
(Katie) There are so many things about interior design that excite me. Mainly all of the possibilities that this field has to offer. I am interested in sustainable design and green design because there is still so much to be discovered. With new innovations in interior design being developed all of the time, it is an exciting time to be in the field. I really enjoy and get excited about being able to change people’s lives and help people visions become a reality.
Who is your favorite architect/interior designer?
(S) My favorite architect is Louis Kahn. I recently had the chance to visit Rochester, New York and, while there, was privileged to experience the interior spaces of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester. The monumental feeling conveyed by Kahn in the church’s congregational hall has stuck with me.
(K) I don’t have one favorite architect or interior designer. But I just got back from studying abroad in Florence, Italy and the architecture was incredible. It was fascinating to see all of the structures and details that are still intact today. It seemed like everywhere you look there is something to see and it is amazing how innovative the designers were and it was all hand built.
What have you always wanted to try and never did?
(S) I have always wanted to try to fly a plane. As a little kid, the giant flying machines amazed me and I’ve dreamt of flying one ever since.
(K) I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride or go bungee jumping.
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
(S) My cats. I have had at least one as long as I can remember, and they have a special place in my heart. Angel, the elder of the two, is 18 years old and is blind and deaf. Patches, the younger, is 8 and really fat. They’re great.
(K) I can’t live without coffee or tea. I drink one or the other all day long.
Anything else we should know about you?
(S) I almost always have interesting socks on. I started collecting them a few years ago and it has gotten to the point where it takes longer for me to decide what pair of socks to wear than it does what shirt. It’s a bit quirky, I know.
(K) Interesting fact- I collect coffee cups. Also, I love to skydive and paraglide.