Mustafa Raza, a high school senior, completed a successful internship at CSArch where he merged his own passion with architectural design.
CSArch is proud to share its most recent internship success story involving a local high school student from Watervliet City School District, a long-term client of the firm.
Mustafa Raza, a senior at Watervliet High School, worked closely with CSArch mentor and building designer Bill Preskenis, spending a few hours each week learning the Autodesk Revit software and designing his own BMW car dealership, a project that fused his design interest with his passion for auto mechanics and luxury cars.
"After recognizing Mustafa's interest in BMW cars, I used it as fuel to keep him engaged and help inform his design assignment," said Preskenis. "While studying forms involving cars, he experienced a lightbuld moment, identifying the BMW headlight as a unique source of inspiration for his project."
Raza, who will be graduating in June with plans to pursue architecture or engineering, culminated his 60-hour internship with a capstone presentation in February, during which he received rave reviews for his design and graphics.