May 2019 – We’re excited to welcome our new summer architectural intern, Robbie Eberhart, to the team!
Robbie is a rising senior of the Kent State University Class of 2020 where he studies architecture. We asked Robbie five questions to help everyone get to know him.
What about architecture excites you?
The fact that a field of study and work can influence so many people in such dynamic ways is inspiring.
The part I find most interesting is the ability to positively affect the communities involved with the projects. Not often does everyone get a chance to impact people’s lives directly every day, but architecture is the perfect medium to allow your creative interests and ideas improve the people you work with.
Who is your favorite architect?
I don’t have a specific favorite architect; however, my favorite architecture firm is Diller Scofidio and Renfro (DS + R). They do very interesting work and their design process uses amazing graphics and figural strategies that inspire the work I hope to do one day.
What are you looking forward to as you begin your internship here at Perspectus?
As I take my first step into learning about becoming a professional architect, I am excited to learn about how a firm interacts with clients, and how many different ways you can work on design in a firm environment.
I am interested in the relationship between architecture and people, so I hope to learn all I can about how the design process works by joining the client and firm relationship together to tackle a project.
I am also interested to learn about all the design strategies and modes explored in the professional setting. You can only learn so much in the academic setting, so I hope to be exposed to the many ways I haven’t seen yet.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
After I graduate with my bachelor’s degree in Architecture, I intend on pursuing a dual master’s degree in both architecture and business. Kent State University offers a dual mastery program that I hope to accomplish.
After I finish school, I want to work somewhere that I can have a lasting impact on the communities I serve, and maybe one day open and run my own practice.
People would be surprised if they knew…
People would be surprised if they knew that I care about superheroes more than my well-being. I follow Marvel Comics unconditionally, and I could tell you anything about the Marvel Comic Universe that you want to know.
My favorite marvel hero is “Iron Man”, but my favorite superhero in general is “The Flash” (from DC Comics). I don’t own any physical comic book collections, but there are digital collections online that I follow and subscribe to.