Architecture internship in OODA office Porto, Portugal

Ugnė Stankaitytė

Nowadays to be a great architect you need to have a wide approach to the different cultures, people and lifestyle. One of the best ways to recieve this experiences is to study/to work/to live abroad. Then customize all the knowledge you got and share in a fruther career as an architect. While I was studying I had an chance to spend one semester in Germany, University of Stuttgart. That was one of the best experiences in my life, so the opportunity to have an internship after graduation sounded as a dream. I am very grateful for Partners4Value for the collaboration to make make dreams true. My internship was accepted by OODA office which is located in Porto (Portugal). Together with a team I was collaborating in ongoing projects – rehabilitaion in the oldtown of Porto, new housing complex in a prestigious quarter, hotel rehabilitation. At the same time, I improved my skills in project developing in different phases, learned new technics and methods of physical model making, time and team work planning strategies. To perform all the tasks I was doing, I used my previous skills with a different softwares, but also I joined the team and worked with programms that was new for me. Besides great opportunities to join developing of the interesting projects, I was working in a very motivating environment and was mostly surrounded by Portuguese people that gave me a possibility to learn about this culture as much as possible. I had a lot of nice days to explore city of Porto and I think it is one of the best cities in Europe and have many things to offer for a young people and especially for young architects. I am completely happy about the experience and my improved skills during this internship in Porto.







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