If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
Witnessing the positive impact that SOM's design of the Burj Khalifa had on the city of Dubai sparked my interest in architecture and its potential to shape our world. As an aspiring architect, I am excited about the opportunity to join SOM as an Architectural Intern, as your dedication to environmental sustainability and cutting-edge designs aligns with my ambitions in the field.
While attending a lecture on sustainable architecture at the annual AIA Conference, I was particularly intrigued by the presentation on Bjarke Ingels Group's innovative approach to urban living. I knew then that I wanted to be a part of the BIG team. The Architectural Intern position at Bjarke Ingels Group would provide me with a fantastic opportunity to contribute to your forward-thinking projects and learn from industry-leading professionals.
Growing up in a city dominated by Brutalist architecture, I've always admired the way that Zaha Hadid Architects' designs have challenged traditional conventions and brought a sense of fluidity and movement to urban environments. The prospect of being able to contribute to projects as an Architectural Intern at Zaha Hadid Architects is both exhilarating and aligns perfectly with my desire to push the boundaries of what architecture can achieve.
While researching Foster + Partners' involvement in the development of sustainable communities, I was captivated by the thoughtful integration of green spaces and energy-efficient technologies in your projects. As an aspiring architect with a passion for creating environmentally-conscious designs, the opportunity to join Foster + Partners as an Architectural Intern is a prospect I am thrilled to pursue.
As someone who has always been drawn to the intersection of architecture and technology, I found myself captivated by KPF's innovative use of digital design tools. Your groundbreaking projects, like the Hudson Yards development, have inspired me to pursue a career as an architect. I am eager to learn from your expertise and contribute to your ongoing success as an Architectural Intern at KPF.