There were only two architecture firms in the Georgetown, Texas when I grew up. Now there are more than 60,000 people, but at that time it was much, much smaller. The schools had names like Eastside, Westside, Northside, Junior High, and High School. Now they all are named after people.
Prior to starting this job search, I had worked since age eleven for the local newspaper, the Williamson County Sun. My column was “Young Reader’s Choice” and I reviewed books that I found at the local library. Later, I worked at the Williamson County Sun cutting newspaper clippings and filing them by subject and author. The editor was very generous in giving me these opportunities.
So I worked hard on crafting a resume and then my mom drove me to the offices of the two firms. I nervously walked in, unannounced, and asked to meet the owners. Suprisingly, in both cases I was granted an audience, and in both cases I was offered a position for summer employment.
Both firms had 3-4 people and worked mostly on local projects. One proprietor offered me a part time summer position, and the other a full time position. After a short deliberation, I chose the full time job. The firm was Voelter Associates, and it was located on the Square in a historic building above a barber shop.
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