Continued education is essential to progress. While there are many sources to gain information, travel best broadens my perspective on both design and life. First hand experience captured through my senses are most effective… Believe me, there is nothing like standing under the vast dome of the interior of the Hagia Sophia and smelling its age, or hearing the acoustics while a choir sings inside Chartres Notre Dame.
When travel is not a viable option, however, books and the internet are common sources for information and inspiration. Regardless of where it is gained, research is an important aspect of the design process. It is during this initial phase that I gain ideas and a sense of a desired aesthetic and function.
Inspiration surrounds us.
A collection of architectural influences and elements of design.