Through tough times, I pull myself together, focusing and strengthening real and proverbial foundations and cores. For over a decade as part of a massive team, we designed skyscrapers in New York City and Seattle and now from the mountains of Virginia, I return to architecture after taking an extended break. I am interested in spatial architecture and how we as people- complex organisms interact with environments. My focus is built environments because we can change those environments- sometimes with ease and then compare results for continual improvement. Astronomy, travel, novels and movies add dimension, variety and texture life.