APLA Grad Selected for National Park Service’s Latino Heritage Internship Program

Recent Auburn grad Amie Sardinha has been selected for the Latino Heritage Internship Program in the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. She is currently working with the Historic American Buildings Survey, where she is producing measured drawing documentation of the General José de San Martín Memorial on the National Mall.

In her current position, she has created the measured drawing set, a 3D model of the memorial through photogrammetry and laser scanning and an animation of the point cloud. She was also the historian on the HALS report for the project. The drawing set and the historical report will be sent to the Library of Congress.

Sardinha graduated this past May with a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA). Professor Margaret Fletcher supervised Sardinha’s thesis project, which focused on a site on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia, and said that her strong design skills and perseverance left an impression. Sardinha developed and designed an Ecology and Natural Science Museum to allow visitors to learn about the ecological complexities of the region and to experience the site through the design of the architecture itself.  “Amie designed this project through the lens of her thesis topic—Architecture of Negative Space—and used this research area to positively exploit the open condition of the riverfront,” Fletcher explained. “This was a challenging project that Amie latched on to at the beginning of the semester and doggedly fought for the entire semester. It is no surprise to me that she is excelling after graduation!”

Sardinha hopes to eventually earn a master’s degree in architectural conservation. She has accepted a position beginning this fall at Tuck-Hinton Architecture & Design in Nashville and will begin to pursue licensure. Congratulations Amie!

View the General José de San Martín Memorial 3D model here.

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Margaret Fletcher