Little Launches Virtual Student Lecture Series

by Megan Zepp
Jul. 6, 2020 | Back To Explore

At Little, we are Breakthrough Thinkers. Although COVID 19 paused our typical summer internship efforts, we looked at these new challenges as an opportunity to make a difference in the many students left thinking “now what?” with internships across the industry canceled. As a firm, we collaborated and shifted our internship program to offer virtual weekly lectures to students across the country. 

This month we are excited to kick off the release of these recorded virtual lectures (view them here). We’ve heard the frustration of students navigating their new normal in education and the loss of hands-on experience this summer. Our employees are passionate about mentoring and educating students and excited to use this platform as an opportunity to share the knowledge we have as leaders in the industry. Our hope is that these sessions will provide insight into what it’s like to work in a design and consulting firm while gaining some knowledge of who we are at Little.

A new lecture will be released each week via our social media so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn! Topics covered will include our Design Methodology, a Case Study from Design to Conception, WELL/Salutogenic Design, Engineering and Building Performance, Persuasive Presentations, Learning from our Emerging Leaders, and lastly, the Benefits of Credentialing and Networking.

We hope you will enjoy this series, in the meantime, if you need an extra nudge to watch, below are some comments from students who participated in the live events.

“I loved all the graphics and interior architectural examples of how to incorporate the ABC’s into the ‘wellness’ of a building. Carol Rickard-Brideau did a great job explaining how our brain and body interpret the environments around us and how we, as designers, can improve the lives of the people who regularly occupy the building, through wellness design. Extremely interesting, insightful, and helpful!”
Alexa Bilek Cody – Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA 

“It’s been very nice to have the opportunity to meet and interact with design professionals every week who really have a passion for what they do. After the lectures, I am often left inspired to get to work on my own passions and designs. Overall, it’s something that I can feel proud to be a part of this summer.”
Daniel Lutarewych – UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

“The Bunulu Case Study by James Farnell was fantastic. I rarely ever hear about retail and branding architecture inside the architecture realm, especially in school. It was really neat and exciting to see the two facets of design come together. In addition, the sheer amount of work that went into the first few design phases before building was so inspiring. It made me rethink the way I want to approach the schematic design stage when I get back to school.”
Caitlyn Schlaudecker – NC State, Raleigh, NC