It was my pleasure to attend The Octogon, one of the nation's symbols of power. Created by the first Capitol architect,William Thornton, it was completed in 1801. It belonged to Virginia’s most prominent family, John Tayloe III, his wife Ann Ogle Tayloe, and their 15...

The most exciting aspect of this project is seeing the progress and process in its entirety. Back at school I along with my student cohort did numerous elevations, sections, and site plans drawings of houses, apartments, administrative buildings, mixed use, etc. There was no substance...

This entire internship has been full of amazing curveballs. I did not have any prior knowledge or experience of any of the higher technological aspects of this internship and so I was shocked when I began to get the hang of things so quickly. In the first couple of weeks I was...

Summer at the Department of the Interior Hello again,My name is Steven Esparza. For this part of the summer, I am continuing my architectural internship in Washington, DC at the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) office in the Department of Interior - Stewart Lee Udall Building....

While in the field in Socorro, Texas, we experienced long days. There were dust storms, dry air, goat heads in our shoes and a scorching sun. Not being from the area, my supervisors were worried about how I’d react. Turns out I did better than...

Preserving Through Documentation For the next several weeks we will be documenting and processing the data gathered from the Rio Vista Farm. We are cleaning the laser scan data acquired in the field last week with the high definition 3D scanner of the 43 stations. This...

Hello, My name is Steven Esparza. This summer, I am in the Latino Heritage Internship Program with the Environment for the Americas. I am working as an Architectural Intern in the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) department for the National Park Service. This past week, I...

What i will be up to this summer Hi my name is Allison Toro Villada. This summer I am interning at the Historic American Building Survey in Washington D.C. My project is focusing on the Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, TX. The Rio Vista Farm, made...

My first week at the park was one of the busiest weeks of my life, but it was all worth it. Salem Maritime National Historical Site contains twelve historical sites, all of them with individual stories that ties global connections from the Colonial period....