A brief guide for recently hired interns

A brief guide to recently hired Architectural interns at Svehn-Björner-Rödskägg Design Collective:

If you take the last cup of coffee, make a new pot, and return your key-card to Anneka. She will escort you out of the building.

Remove shoes prior to entering the contemplation gallery. Do NOT place shoes on the stainless steel bench outside the glass doors.

All details will be drawn full scale, using standard Swedish proportions.

The Lutefisk in the refrigerator is left over from last night. It’s supposed to smell that way, do not throw it out.

We here at Svehn-Björner-Rödskägg Design Collective do not care what layer standards you are accustomed to. All graphic information is to be drawn on layer 1, color white, line weight 0.0001mm

When important clients are lead through the office by upper management, interns should avert their eyes, and their desks should smell of fresh cut wildflowers.

No, you can’t have a space-heater. The floors should remain cleared at all times.

Do not mention Bjarke Ingels again.

Due to budget cuts, the Christmas party will no longer feature live reindeer, Or cheer.

Don’t talk to Svehn. If you believe that you need information or guidance from Svehn, please see Anneka.

Don’t talk to Anneka.

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all photos of arne jacobsen’s, rødovre town hall, 1952-1956 are from seier + seier’s photostream on Flickr and have been used under the creative commons license