Written by Janet Divin, Office Manager

As Thanksgiving approaches, we can’t help but be thankful and introduce our new student interns of Arkitex Studio to all of you! Meet our two new additions to the team; Alanna Burnett and Brynne Adamson.

Meet Alanna Burnett

“My name is Alanna Burnett and I’m a junior Architecture major from Fort Worth, Texas. When I was younger, I always dreamt of designing a treehouse I could live in someday. I remember a group of trees I loved to sit in and I would draw what my future house would look like. Thus, it was my dream of making treehouses that led me to apply to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Academy in high school. I started to gravitate more towards aerospace engineering (pun intended), but when I took architecture classes junior year, I fell in love with the field! I got to design my assistant principal’s dream home for a project and it made me giddy thinking about helping someone else’s dream home become a reality. Senior year, I was given the opportunity to go on a 12-day study abroad trip to Europe to learn about the ancient and modern architecture. Witnessing how two thousand year old buildings are still impacting lives, and bringing people from all over the world together,was so inspiring! It was in Europe when I realized I wanted to become an architect, and there hasn’t been a day since that I’ve doubted architecture is my passion.

Now I’m interning here at The Arkitex Studio and I’m learning so much! I’m reminded daily why I chose my career path and why I love it so much. I am so thankful for my coworkers and for the opportunity to begin working in my field while still in school. I’m looking forward to being a part of more projects with the Arkitex team!”

Meet Brynne Adamson

“I was born and raised in the Bryan/College Station area and have been raised as an Aggie. While growing up, I was very involved in the dance community around town and trained at Expressions Dance and Music. In addition, I was a member of the Lil’ and Elite Wranglers. During my time in high school, I was able to take an interior design class which sparked my interest in design and ultimately led me to loving architecture. I graduated high school in December 2017, and was admitted into Texas A&M University. Currently, I am a junior in the College of Architecture. While on campus, I am part of the Aggie Wranglers which allows me to share my love for Texas A&M and Country/Western dancing all at the same time. In my free time, I teach the Lil’ and Elite wranglers where I am able to share my knowledge of country western dancing with the kids.”