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Working in a Studio Environment

0By Aaron Bowman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

0I am a licensed architect in the Neal Prince Studio (NPS), the residential studio of LS3P Associates, Ltd. Shortly after joining LS3P in July of 2012, I moved to the Neal Prince Studio to focus on custom residential and affordable housing projects. Though LS3P is a large, multi-state firm, the Neal Prince Studio offers a collaborative, small-firm environment in a specialized area of practice.

0I have been licensed a little over a year, and NPS provides the mentoring and training to help me continue in my personal and professional development. We have experience levels ranging from students right out of school to senior interns, YAF members, and “seasoned” veterans. The small studio environment allows for a lot of opportunity on a variety of project types and tasks, ranging from concept development to construction administration. At this stage in my career, I am able to manage small projects mostly independently, but I know that I have a team of people within my studio and the resources of my firm supporting me. I really enjoy the initial design stages of site analysis and concept development. This is often the most challenging and laborious stage of the process, but in my experience it can also be the most rewarding. It’s a great feeling when clients begin to understand how design can improve their lives and how they live day-to-day.


All images and sketches courtesy of Aaron Bowman, AIA


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CRAN Chronicle: January 2013 - Working in a Studio Environment


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