Most of my projects seem to be unique opportunities that I will not likely get to design again, but could never turn down. From a 9-storey Air Traffic Control Tower to a hangar study for a $1 Billion aircraft program, to advocate architect for an internationally renowned ballet company, to a completely unique 1950s warehouse conversion. Most of my colleagues have a portfolio of schools, healthcare, multi-family housing, or private residences.
What I have learned during a career spent supporting others in their projects — is the best results can be achieved by listening carefully and learning what is important for YOU in this project. Maybe it’s because I don’t do the same project again and again ad nauseam is I’m able to ask the questions others don’t, or approach your project from an oblique angle.
It’s not my design — it’s your building. And that’s how it should be.