Meet our Summer Intern Cohort

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At Method, we are always excited to welcome our newest class of interns to the firm. In addition to being incredibly talented, our interns bring fresh ideas, new perspectives and experience with the latest technology. We know these students have plenty of options and deciding the right fit and culture can be a big decision. Our intern program offers real client experience, freedom to bring creative ideas and a one-to-one mentoring component to create a successful overall experience.

Without further ado, here are the Summer 2018 interns:

Anna Schaper
Undergraduate Student
Texas A&M University – Bachelors in Environmental Design

Anna fell in love with architecture and design by spending hours watching HGTV with her mom. She was always thinking of ways to redesign spaces in her home, which led to her decision to pursue a career in architecture and interior design. Growing up with her mom, they would visit every open house in the developing neighborhoods nearby to draw inspiration from the layouts of each house so Anna could nitpick at what she liked and disliked about the homes.

“I am driven by my desire to design buildings that will inspire others, just as I was inspired myself,” said Anna. “I went into this internship hoping to gain a better understanding of the daily life of an architect and what it entails to be a successful architect and designer. From the short time I’ve been here, I have already begun to get an idea of what goes into the making of a building, and I hope while I’m here I will get the chance to see a project from its beginning stages all the way through to the built product.”

Anna graduates in Fall 2019 from Texas A&M University. She has a passion for traveling and photography with her dream job being to design custom homes around the world. She gained an enormous amount of architectural inspiration from her travels abroad and would love the opportunity to continue to see the world and incorporate new ideas into her designs. Ideally, Anna would also like to flip homes on the side since that has always been a dream of hers.

Candace Krenek
Undergraduate Student
The Art Institute of Houston – Bachelors in Design and Technical Graphics

Candace’s passion with architecture started with her fascination with the world around her whether it was with the earth, creatures, buildings or concrete. Originally, she viewed her love of interior design and architecture as a hobby but decided to pursue it as a career.

“The more I have learned in this field the more I appreciate how humans interact with the world around them, in this case with architecture,”  said Candace. “School has provided my knowledge for architecture to a certain extent, but nothing replaces working on real projects at Method. Besides design, some of my interests include gardening, playing with my animals, and bird watching. If you ever notice birdseed outside in the parking lot, that would be me!”

Candace graduates in September 2018 from The Art Institute of Houston. Music, playing the piano and singing are other hobbies that interest Candace along with hoping to learn the guitar once she graduates. When she graduates, she still plans on learning as much as possible about architecture.

Mason Jackson
Graduate Student
University of Houston – Masters of Architecture Program

Mason began his love for architecture at a young age by drawing buildings and playing with Legos. The idea of changing peoples’ interactions with space through architecture as well as how they use buildings has always piqued an interest for Mason.

“For me, the best architecture is that that evokes feelings or a human response,”  said Mason. “With this internship, I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the techniques of a building as well as the process from schematic through construction. One of the most exciting things about Method has been being on a team and working toward a common goal. I’m a goal oriented person so for me to help out my team is very fulfilling.”

Mason graduates in Fall 2018 from the University of Houston. His ultimate goal would be to become a licensed architect and eventually have his own architecture firm. Besides his passion for architecture, he loves spending majority of his time outside whether it is hiking, wake boarding, working out or hunting.

Hunter Heft
Graduate Student
University of Houston – Masters of Architecture Program 

Hunter discovered architecture as his passion a little later than some would plan. With a Bachelors in Mass Communication from Sam Houston State University, he worked for a few years in outside sales before realizing he wanted to go back to school for Architecture. Growing up in Montgomery, TX, Hunter would watch his father, an executive at a hospital system, review plans and designs for new hospitals on what he called “butter paper” laid across the kitchen table.

“I love problems that engage the creative process and I have always wanted a career where I can explore my creativity and use it to solve problems,” said Hunter. “I also love how architecture is tied to art, graphic design, and all things creative. School is a lot about abstract thought and made up scenarios. It is invaluable to be able to immerse myself in the real world practicality that Method tackles everyday. When you combine the creative and the practical you get a more complete architect. I want to learn as much as I can about everything I can.”

Hunter graduates in December 2018 from the University of Houston. His dream job is to one day own a firm or be a partner, playing an integral role in designing an iconic project or just several buildings he can be proud of. Or, perhaps, working under a master like Peter Zumthor or designing Nike shoes with Tinker Hatfield.

Maribel Paredes
Undergraduate Student
Texas A&M University – Bachelors in Environmental Design

Maribel found her passion for design in the details of how things are put together. She has always been interested in the joining of materials to create something new. Growing up, she always thought she would be an engineer but after dabbling in a few classes during her high school career in Houston, felt it lacked a higher level of creativity.

“Architecture was the perfect field to learn how things (buildings in this case) are put together, how they are built, while still being able to be creative with the design of it,” stated Maribel. “I’m really looking to gain in-office experience working on a team in the real world. In college, we work a lot in teams, but we are never really dealing with a client, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that affects one’s approach to things. Overall, I would like to gain as much knowledge as possible regarding the different aspects of working within a firm.”

Maribel graduates in the Spring of 2019 from Texas A&M University. Her dream job is be to become an architect, with a focus on residential design. She wants to help create homes in low income areas for people in need.

Sugey Zavala
Undergraduate Student
Texas A&M University – Bachelors in Environmental Design

Architecture first interested Sugey while in high school in Austin, TX. As she learned more about the concepts of a building and how they are designed, she aims to one day aid people with a facility that they can enjoy for many years.

“My goal during my internship with Method is to learn about the real life architecture and design with this amazing team. I strive to provide great design skills and also learn from everyone else’s practice as a designer. At the end of my internship I hope to be well prepared to design from a real life perspective and successfully meeting client needs through creativity and design,” said Sugey Zavala.

Outside of school and work, Sugey enjoys the art of photography. Sugey graduates in the Spring of 2019 from Texas A&M University. Her dream project is to work on something that all walks of life will enjoy and remember. She wants to design something that is not only physically beautiful but also useful and memorable.

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