My evolution as an architect matches the firm’s evolution.
If you had asked me when we started LMSA if I would be focused on housing, I would not have predicted that. But my earlier career, which was broad in scope, was a strong foundation for the work that we always wanted to do. We've created a cohesive and stable practice to support the design of mission driven projects including housing. You have to have a consistent approach and consistent values.
Plaza Apartments was our watershed moment in special needs housing. Getting your first significant project is always a big hurdle. It was controversial at the time, but we didn't shy away from that.