Katie is one of our shiny new interns and is deserving of both your attention and your response. I’ll let her say the rest . . .
My name is Katie, and I’m one of two new Postgreen summer interns. My first meeting with Postgreen was, well, clandestine. It came in the form of Amtrak’s little known magazine, Arrive: The Magazine for Northeast Business Travelers. And, although I am not actually a Northeast Business Traveler, I picked it up. This, it turns out, led me to Postgreen. Next to an advertisement for Snuggies was an article about the burgeoning green housing market in Philadelphia. I immediately ripped out the page, stuck it in my purse, and as soon as I was back at Smith could talk of nothing else.
Before exploring the field of sustainable affordable housing, I had become disgusted with multi-million dollar LEED buildings. I found them to exclusive, and almost, elitist. I was interested in sustainable houses, not sustainable mansions.
Postgreen came at the perfect time for me. It swooped me up and reminded me what green architecture is supposed to be about. I loved that their houses were affordable, that they were in Kensington, that they were the based on the familiar Philadelphia row homes that I had grown up in, and that most of all, that they were for normal people who wanted to live in aesthetically challenging and interesting environments. For the next month I kindly stalked Nic Darling until he agreed to give me an internship at Postgreen. So, here I am. I could not be more excited.
At Smith I’m an architecture major with an unannounced minor in public policy. Our architecture program is mix of studio art and art history. We study both the historic and cultural currents that have molded ideas about the built environment, coupled with elements of design that help us understand the sensuous experience of our own built environments. As a result I believe that everyone has a right to affordable and aesthetically challenging housing. And, yes, I know, it’s completely unrealistic. But companies like Postgreen are changing that. Slowly, but surely. I think I have a smorgasbord of jobs ahead of me at Postgreen, everything from organizing business cards to updating blogs, to researching xeric plants. I’m interested in everything from marketing, to networking, to landscape architecture, to interior design, and product design. So hopefully you’ll see me poking around the various corners of the Postgreen world, of which there are oh so many.
If you enjoyed reading this post I can promise you'll love our new writing over at Postgreen Homes. Yeah, we know that's the same thing your favorite band said and their new album is nowhere near as good as their early stuff, but seriously, we are actually still getting better.
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