Portland, ME – Harriman, an architecture and engineering firm with offices in Portland and Auburn, Maine; Manchester, N.H.; and Boston; has been selected as one of three national firms to receive the American Institute of Architects/National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (AIA/NCARB) Internship Advisory Committee (IAC) 2015-2018 Firm Award.
The award was given to the Portland studio where, true to its culture and the award program requirements, Harriman demonstrated a deep commitment to the Internship Development Program (IDP) by going above and beyond the baseline criteria, and demonstrating innovation in its commitment to the program.
Harriman actively supports mentorship and education by staffing projects with development opportunities for interns who are paired with a licensed architect and assigned to projects in which they can be part of the entire scope. This allows interns and mentors to share a full project experience and learn each aspect of the profession. Harriman also facilitates “Building Bites” seminars in which interns and architects are asked to present a topic of interest to the firm, which enables them to work together on non-client-related architecture projects.
Harriman offers many opportunities where interns can learn about aspects of architecture and the profession outside of the projects or studio to which the intern is assigned. It also regularly arranges walk-throughs of projects under construction to help interns gain hours towards their construction observation requirement.