Architecture is cultural evidence.
This living record of history needs to be celebrated and preserved. Architecture is our collective connection to the people of our past: our ancestors and our neighbors. Clues are found throughout these structures and the grounds surrounding them.
These clues tell of our evolution, the struggles we have endured, and the triumphs that carried us forward. This footprint, preserved through time, tells of our many cultures—our beliefs, customs, and celebrations—along with the way people have led their daily lives.
The intent of Inspired Places is to help alleviate cultural anxieties through education. Understanding and celebrating places and all people—our global connections, history and individual cultures—promotes a common sense of belonging to our global community. Appreciation for uniqueness aids in cooperation for the greater good, and ultimately, peace.
Inspiration surrounds us.
Through travel and research, I gather information about our world and the variety of cultures that make up the world around us. With particular attention to architecture, many lessons are learned by examining details, layout, proportion and materials.
Creativity flows through the conduit of wisdom combined with innovation. The drive toward the future using advances in technology must be in balance with an appreciation for the past.
Our global society increases the importance, not only of tolerance, but of increased knowledge about our neighbors. Ultimately, a celebration of our differences uncovers our similarities.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.Albert Einstein