Monday, February 23, 2009


Hey all, time for an internship update! I'm working 8 hours a week with a small firm, CanalGRANDE. I'm working with two architects, Jordi and Juan. It's a little frustrating, since all of the documents and most business is done in Catalan, but they're pretty good about explaining stuff to me in Spanish or English. I made a model for them for the first couple of weeks and now have some Sketchup work to do.

Last week we went on a site visit out to an old masía that they're redoing. It's an old house built over a long period of time in a small town about an hour outside of Barcelona. I think the town is Sant Llorenç Savall. They´re working on cleaning it up and doing some demo work right now, the plans for the new stuff is really cool too, I hope I'm here long enough to see some progress in the project.

The first part of the house was a tower collecting toll for the river crossing there in the 13th or 14th century. There have been a bunch of additions since, the latest was in the 1800´s sometime.

There are some more pictures here from before all of the scaffolding was put up and they started cleaning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's been a while!

So sorry about the lack of updating lately! Classes have been picking up, along with the internship, planning for the rest of the semester, church activities, weekend trips, scholarship applications for next year, etc. and keeping me busy!

I've uploaded pictures from my last two weekend trips on my Picasa. Links are on the side. I went to Figueres to see the Salvador Dali museum and the town of Girona for the old medieval town and Jewish quarter with its baths. The second trip was this past weekend and we went to Granada and Malaga.

Ah! It is yet again past my bedtime. More later!