Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you? When I learned what it was I could do as an architect in a larger team, to create buildings that speak to people, buildings that inspire, buildings that assemble people, I was hooked. We have a very exciting profession, in that we work with those who will inhabit a building, but also with the team that designs and the team that builds. It’s the combination of this group of people’s energy, determination and ingenuity that makes successful buildings. Over time, I am adding to this initial eagerness to design, the urgent need to create responsible buildings that are efficient, that work with minimal energy and that are resilient.