Intern Tell-All

18 Feb 2020, Posted by Jaime Pacilio in Life

Intern Tell-All featuring Luca Chudoba


1. What school are you attending/did you graduate from?

I graduated with my undergraduate degree in architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington, which is where I am currently attending to attain my Master of Architecture degree.

2. Degree (s) and graduation year (s)?

Currently, I have a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in the German Language.  I will attain my master’s degree in 2021.

3. Notable projects while interning?

The first project I started working on at SBL Architecture was the reconfiguration of the Rangers baseball stadium into a football/soccer pitch.  This was a spectacular project to be a part of not only because of the learning curve but also being able, at any time throughout the day because of our office located within the ballpark, to peer out into the stadium and watch the field transform into what it has become being used for XFL events.

4. Where are you from?

My family and I are from Aachen, Germany!  It’s one of the most western parts of Germany, right next to the Netherlands.

5. One fun fact:

Most of my life I have been involved with choirs and singing competitions such as the Texas All-State choir as well as the SWACDA conference etc…

6. What do you like about the architecture and design industry?

Architecture involves both the analytical side of thinking as well as the creative mind which is why it attracted my attention when I started my bachelor’s degree.  I get to have fun while following strict rules and regulations, and that’s what life is all about.

7. What inspires your design?

When I think of design, I want it to be able to speak for itself.  Architecture is visual art so it should have the capability of expressing a variety of emotions to the onlooker, which is what drives my designs.

8. Which describes you the most: first in the office or last to leave?

I am quite literally, most of the time, the first one in the office – usually.  I like getting an early start on the day because I believe it builds character and it shows a specific kind of drive.  As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm!