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Cecelia Smith

Three is great company

Posted by on 9/8/15 at 02:35pm

LF’s three newest interns are well-adjusted to our family and just had a blast at Flake Lato. Meet Claire, Josh and Wo-Wu!

Claire

A Dallas, Texas native, Claire Fontaine comes to LF in the fifth year of her Bachelor of Architecture from UT Austin. Naturally, her time in Austin makes Hotel San Jose her favorite LF project. She is currently working on the Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy. Claire likes biking and has an appreciation for finding a good swimming hole. She also loves live music shows.

Once on Google, Claire discovered that a French paper manufacturer is also named Claire Fontaine and creates quality notebooks and paper, distributed and sold internationally. A Canadian glam rock musician named Hawksley Workman loves the paper so much, that he wrote an entire single professing the greatness of Claire Fontaine — with lyrics that personify the great Claire Fontaine. We definitely found the real one.

Josh

Josh is from Mill Valley, California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Development from UCLA and he’s in the final year of obtaining his Masters of Architecture at UT Austin. Like Claire, Josh’s favorite LF project is the Hotel San Jose. We bet the two have run into each other there a few times! Josh is working on a Lake Cabins and Boathouse project as well as Granby Ranch.

When he is not cramming in catch-up of all five seasons of Game of Thrones, Josh is motivating himself to get back on his bike (which he says has been collecting dust since grad school) by joining the Third Street Grackles team. Thanks to a past history of safe riding, the only bone he’s ever broken in life, is his cheek bone.

Wo-Wu

Wo-Wu was born in southern China and moved to the US at the age of 15. He now lives permanently in Chicago, where he also went to school for a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Wo-Wu loves both Mill Springs Ranch and the award-winning Josey Pavilion project. He is currently getting a taste of porch house by working on The Prow — a net zero modular concept — in addition to the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church.

Wo-Wu enjoys shopping downtown in Chicago, so we hope he’ll enjoy the San Antonio Riverwalk. He also likes to hang out with his friends in his spare time by watching movies and traveling. Wo-Wu likes to keep his environment super clean and organized, which makes him the perfect host when he invites friends over for parties to entertain them.

We’re so glad to have these three at LF!