A Day in the Life of a LandDesigner Intern

By: Lauren Delbridge, Landscape Architect Design Intern

Interning with LandDesign has taught me so much about the field of Landscape Architecture, but even more about what it’s like to be a part of collaborative and enthusiastic firm culture.  Each day spent in the office, I learn what working as a LandDesign intern means to me.


Working for LandDesign means:

  • Coffee or tea at 8:00am (and often many more refills throughout the day).
  • Bringing a sweater or space heater because good work clearly takes place in freezing temperatures.
  • Learning AutoCAD commands that make your life so much easier.
  • Learning shortcuts for any program that make your life so much easier.
  • Grabbing lunch from the local Harris Teeter.
  • Knowing ‘cruise industry news’ forward and backward.
  • Learning the lengths of the longest cruise ships.
  • Knowing everything about cruise ships.
  • Researching precedents that I’ve never heard of before.
  • Knowing how to change the roll of paper on the plotter.
  • Getting to know the other great LandDesign interns.
  • Froyo birthday parties.
  • 4th floor nerf gun wars.
  • Beer:30s.
  • Asking questions.
  • Researching how to grow coconut palms.
  • Become a master at scanning.
  • Asking more questions (usually about AutoCAD).
  • Learning all that you can from the people around you.
  • Learning that relationships matter.


Although my months spent with LandDesign have been short, I am grateful for the opportunities this internship has given me. I’ve enjoyed experiencing a new city and work culture and I am thankful for the warm welcome LandDesign has given me and all of the interns.