Finding an alignment between your personal values and what you do all day is very motivating, and it’s fulfilling.
The way our profession has developed, good architecture seems to have become a luxury item, benefiting only the very few. What excited me about LMSA was the notion of a mission-driven practice because I’d been looking to bring my work more in line with my core values.
Also, people here really care about the technical side. Applying real rigor and attention to detail in service of the design concept. I wanted to strengthen my technical experience, and I’ve learned so much since I started here.