01 September 2021

Benoy successfully concludes 2021 APAC Internship Programme

Benoy recently concluded its 2021 APAC Summer Internship Programme, which saw close to 30 student-interns from top universities participate across our Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai Studios.

For 2?C?3 months, the interns gained real-life experience working on actual projects supervised by experienced project leaders, participating in design meetings and presentations and receiving invaluable feedback.

Working in cross-studio teams, the interns also collaborated to produce a Research & Design Competition centered on this years theme of ?Workplace of the Future, which was overseen by Gregory Kovacs and Christian Freitag. 

Each of the 4 teams worked together to brainstorm ideas, conduct research, and go on site visits to create a presentation to showcase their vision and ideas, dedicating 20% of their overall internship period. The teams were mentored by Christian Freitag, Matthew Bibbey, Edward Ge and Sunny Yu.

Tom Cartledge, CEO, said, ?The future for so many of our clients problems is to respond to the need of the future and existing generations by creating places which are economically, socially and environmentally successful. Our ability to work as an integrated team of designers in an agile way to allow you, our talent to succeed is imperative. To create the solutions for our clients we need to live and breathe our ethos. Our new HK space needs to respond and showcase great international design creativity. I look forward to seeing the plan evolve.

Gregory Kovacs, Design Director, said, ?It was very inspiring to see how much effort every team put into this competition. It was particularly positive how you all collaborated across 3 studios; we can all learn from that. There is a wealth of ideas that will certainly inspire not only the design of our next home at Causeway Bay but how we think about the design of workplace in our future projects.

Immersing themselves in the Benoy culture outside of project work, a number of interns also volunteered their time and effort with the Marketing Team to help execute fun extracurricular activities such as the Summer Team Building Event and the Benoy Charity Marketplace event held in support of Feeding Hong Kong. 

A special thanks to all the interns, mentors, jurors and organizers who supported and participated to make this years Summer Internship Programme a resounding success. We wish all our interns all the best in their studies and future careers!

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