BR&P Welcomes Sean Arkin & Bryan Williams to the Team

BR&P Welcomes Intern Architect & Student Architectural Intern: Sean Arkin & Bryan Williams
On January 15, we welcomed Sean Arkin, Intern Architect, and on January 16, welcomed Bryan Williams, Student Architectural Intern, to our team of design professionals.

Sean, originally from New York, NY, graduated from Drury University in 2014 with a Master of Architecture and minors in graphic design/design arts and global studies. Prior to joining BR&P, his experience included designing corporate fit out projects in the New York City office of an international design firm. Sean is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Bryan, from St. Louis, MO, is a fifth-year Architecture student at Drury University. He will graduate in May with a Master of Architecture and minor in graphic design/design arts. While attending Drury, he was a member of Drury’s baseball team and studied abroad in Aegina, Greece for a semester.

An Intern Architect is a graduate of an accredited professional program in architecture, who has not yet passed the series of exams required by the state of residency in order to become licensed.

BR&P practices architecture, planning and project management locally, regionally and nationally. The company has been in business since 1978 in Springfield.

Now that you know the business details, here are some fun facts about Bryan and Sean…

First up is Bryan:
Bryan Williams - Student Architectural Intern Joins BR&P Team
What’s your favorite place in the world?
The Friendly Confines

Best concert you’ve been to?
The Weeknd concert in Denver, Colorado during Oktoberfest weekend

Favorite piece of architecture in the world?
Wrigley Field
Wrigleyville Celebration
What food do you crave the most?
Sushi

What famous person would you like to have dinner with? Why?
Bjarke Ingels – To dissect his unique mind of inspirational creativity

What is your best tip on surviving architecture school?
Be passionate about what you do, all the rest will work itself out

What’s your favorite movie of all time?
The Sandlot

What’s something unique about you?
I have eaten three different meals in three different countries all in the same day. Breakfast in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lunch in Malmo, Sweden. Dinner in Barcelona, Spain.

What is something you’d like to learn how to do?
Learn how to draw with my left hand, so I could simultaneously draw with both hands

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Unrealistic answer: Kerry Wood
Realistic answer: An author that illustrated my own books

Now Sean’s turn:
Sean Arkin, BR&P Intern Architect Joins BR&P Team
Favorite place you’ve traveled to?
Zimbabwe

Best concert you’ve been to?
Kanye West – Glow in the Dark

What famous person would you like to have dinner with? Why?
Oprah, because who wouldn’t!

Favorite piece of architecture in the world?
Vals Thermal Baths or Yad Vashem

What food could you not live without?
Fruits and vegetables

What are you binging on Netflix?
Nothing, I don’t have time!

New York style pizza or Springfield cashew chicken?
New York style pizza!

What is something you’d like to learn how to do?
Weld

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A car designer or a product designer

What’s your real favorite book, and what book do you pretend is your favorite to sound smart?
Anything magical or sci-fi (Harry Potter),  Peter Zumthor: Atmospheres (I actually love this book, but also think it makes me sound smart)
Hagrid & Harry Potter Gif

Also in the February Newsletter:
BR&P Time Capsule: Juanita K. Hammons Hall
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