Joined Kinzo in 2020
Hey you two, just a quick overview for everyone, how long have you been at Kinzo and what are your current roles in the team?
Sophie I am a junior architect and I have been here for almost a year and a half.
Jacky I’ve been a project architect for four years now. We’re both part of the BIM Taskforce
And before Kinzo?
Sophie I studied interior design at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and supplemented it with a master‘s degree in interior design at the University of Düsseldorf. In between, I worked in an interior design office as a student trainee – an experience which gave me many insights into the professional field of an interior designer. In 2020, I moved to Berlin and here I am.
Jacky I started with a four-year apprenticeship as a draftsperson focused on civil engineering. In Switzerland, it´s very common to do an apprenticeship after high school. After my apprenticeship, I continued working for several years as a draftsperson, then made some detours as a professional figure skater before I studied architecture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art. I worked in Zurich as an architect then f inally moved to Berlin and joined Kinzo.
"It was nice to be able to see more faces and interact with people not directly in my project team."
That sounds like a job on its own. You both do this in parallel to project work?
Sophie It’s challenging to be able to answer all the questions of our colleagues, in addition to working on an ongoing project. Nevertheless, I am always happy when a request comes because it is also sometimes a challenge for me. I like a good challenge.
Jacky Most of the inquiries can be solved very easily. Every now and then, there are requests which can be extra challenging, especially when there is only a little time because of a deadline. But with every challenge we get and eventually solve, the better we get. All of us.