Meet the Interns!

HPZS welcomes Julian Aparicio Gomez and Daniel Vargas Fuentes to the team this summer!  Both are taking on different roles within our firm and we couldn't be more ecstatic to have them!

Julian Aparicio Gomez, is a student at Chicago’s Community Colleges and joins HPZS's marketing team for the summer. Julian will aid the team in all things social media related, as well as help the firm update project documentation and photography.

Julian will receive his Associates in Applied Science in Visual Media Communications from Kennedy-King College and also has an Associates in Digital Photography from Harrington: College of Design.  Julian has enjoyed combining the knowledge he has acquired with both of his degrees and his love of photography, stating:

“It’s great knowing that the work I provide is appreciated, and I enjoy the opportunity of going out on location to photograph buildings. I get to not only explore Chicago, but get to see buildings in their before or after states.”

In his free time, Julian likes to study languages and hopes to be fluent one day in Japanese. He, also, likes to play video games and piano.  He has already performed piano for large events, such as weddings.

Daniel Vargas Fuentes, is a junior at Curie High School on the southwest side of Chicago.

He is the newest summer intern at HPZS and is looking forward to a future majoring in Architecture following his completion of high school.  Knowing that architects design buildings that will last for generations, Daniel states, “I want to express myself through designing buildings and would rather create things than destroy them.”

Throughout his internship this summer, he will be taking on various tasks - learning as much as he can about the everyday activities within the office and the projects that are progressing through all design phases.  One of his main tasks this summer will be to begin to learn the art of model making under the guidance of architect/interior designer, Sheila Schaefer and designer, Caryssa Buchholz.

HPZS is happy to have a helping hand this summer and is thrilled that Daniel is gaining advantageous knowledge of architecture at such an early stage in his career.  Daniel states, “Being an intern at HPZS has exceeded my expectations, and I would have never imagined having the opportunity of being an intern here.”

On his free time, Daniel enjoys walking around downtown Chicago, exploring and looking at the designs of buildings. He believes that when he gets to explore Chicago’s downtown architecture, he is able to see through the eyes of the architects and why buildings were designed the way they were.




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