This article first appeared in BTS Issue 4.
By Lynus Lim Ming Jun, Junior (Class of 2021)
Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD)
Internship at P.A.C in Singapore
P.A.C is an architectural firm that features a diverse range of projects spanning from Master Planning to fabrication of commissioned furniture. The opportunity to work there has given me insight on design processes, as well as the reality of working on commissioned projects.
My daily work at P.A.C involved designing spaces such as hotel guestrooms, elevator interiors and public facilities for an upcoming ski resort in Beijing, China. Starting out was difficult since I had little experience in interior design and in the software used in the company. I had to broaden my knowledge of material pairings and the appropriate context
to use each material. Luckily, the use of Unreal Engine in Term 5 helped to introduce materials and lighting. This gave me some basic understanding, which helped in translating the ideas to actual models to be rendered. Another thing I learned was the planning that goes into designing these developments, such as electrical setting out, different kinds of floor plans and signage placements.
Render of the hotel’s mini gym room
Render of the elevator interior
Another notable task I was involved in was the renovation of a library for a local primary school. I was involved in the fabrication of wooden pieces for some feature walls and signages. My experience with laser cutting technologies in SUTD helped me to jump onboard and contribute right away.
Laser cutting the wooden signage
The tasks I undertook help to develop my understanding of the hospitality and residential architecture fields and will definitely aid me in making a more informed decision for my future career. This internship at P.A.C has been fruitful, and I am keen to apply the skills I have learnt here for the rest of my studies and beyond.
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