BRP Architects is pleased to welcome William Miranda, Student Architectural Intern, to our team of design professionals.
William grew up in El Salvador, a country in Central America, until he moved to the Washington D.C. area when he was fourteen. He is currently a fourth-year architecture student at Drury University in Springfield, MO, and will graduate in May 2024 with a Master of Architecture. While attending Drury, William had the opportunity to study abroad in Paris, France, and is a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) where he serves as the community outreach liaison. William is passionate about architectural design and has a deep appreciation for the outdoors. He spends his free time hiking, playing sports, and video gaming with friends.
Let's get to know more about William...
Fall is upon us, what is your favorite season and why?
“Winter. I love winter because I’m always hot, so I love the cold weather. I can also look more stylish in the winter and can wear more layers.”
Where do you find the best design inspiration?
“Through our precedents, I take inspiration from them and apply those concepts into my own designs.”
Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
What are a few of your favorite restaurants to go to in Springfield?
“Bawi, Karai, and Fuji.” (Photo credit: Bawi, Karai, and Fuji social media)
Tell us how you knew you wanted to go into architecture?
“I grew up with an uncle that was an architect, so I saw him building wood models. He taught me how much complexity and thought goes behind architecture.”
What’s something you couldn’t live without?
“Architecture. If I didn’t have it, I just wouldn’t know what other path I would take. I would be existing but not really living.”
What is your go-to drink or snack while working?
“Probably Veggie Straws or a V8 drink (the fruit juice ones).
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
“Probably to one of the places that I didn’t make it to when I was in Europe, I’d love to see Switzerland!”
What piece of advice would you give to other architecture students or someone who is wanting to go into architecture?
“It’s a process and you’ll never stop learning. Materials are always changing, technology changes, and all projects are different.”