What I liked
The firm currently uses AutoCAD for design developement and they take a lot of time to teach you how to use their system. Once you learn how to use their CAD system you start working on projects. You're put on a team and work mainly with that team for the summer and help other teams as needed or when you want to get a feel for something else. The people were great! Its a very familial, close knit group of people who've been working together for years and their expertise in California residential design is great. I lived in Brentwood, so my commute was short, however if you live anywhere west of Brentwood your commute won't be too bad because you'll be going against traffic.