In this year’s Summer Intern Series, we sat down with South Carolina’s new Architectural Intern, Langston Dailey to learn more about him and the work he is doing at Stevens & Wilkinson this summer.

1. Where do you go to school (school, year, major)? Why did you want to go there?

I’m going into my third year at University of Tennessee, and I’m currently getting my Bachelor’s in Architecture. I chose Tennessee because of its beautiful scenery, friendly alumni, and unique studio environment.

2. What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

I love going to sporting events, especially football and basketball games. (Go Vols!!)

3. What made you want to go into architecture?

I’ve always loved anything to do with building and design, and I decided architecture was the right path for me after a mentor got me into using SketchUp. I’ve been running with that passion ever since.

4. What is your favorite part of the design process?

My favorite part of the design process is the moment when the answers you’re looking for pop into your head all at once, and you frantically reach for the nearest pen and paper to get them down before they escape.

5. What is your favorite design style and why?

I personally like work produced at the tail end of the Art Nouveau movement, specifically by Louis Sullivan in a young America eager to define its own unique architectural style. Within this movement, I’m particularly intrigued by the way organic forms interweave into the urban fabric to break apart its harsh realities.

6. What music are you listening to these days?

I find myself listening to a lot of Luke Combs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Boston.

7. What have you done to stay busy during COVID-19?

I’ve designed and started building a small storage/sleeper unit on some family land in Ballentine. I’ve also been keeping myself busy with some home renovation projects.

8. What is a fun hobby you have?

I enjoy fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, or anything else I can get myself into up in the Smokies.

9. Is there anything you’re binge watching on Netflix right now?

No, but I really need to watch Tiger King.

10. What have you been working on in the office so far?

Since I’ve gotten here, I’ve created adjacency diagrams and proposed square footage estimates for a courthouse by analyzing feasibility studies, updated life safety plans for the renovation of a hospital, created fire evacuation plans for an advanced studies center, and composed a graphic compilation of some of the firm’s best work over the past 25 years.

About Stevens & Wilkinson: Founded in 1919, Stevens & Wilkinson is a full-service architectureengineering and interior design firm committed to providing clients with “Smart Design Solutions.” The firm’s combined design capabilities lead to projects executed with creative, innovative and holistic design solutions. Learn more: www.stevens-wilkinson.com.

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