Ever since the first time I stepped foot into New York City I have known that I have wanted to be here. The people, the pace, the food, the architecture, the smells… I love them all (okay maybe not all of the smells). There is no place in the world that inspires me the way New York does.

The city is both new and old at the same time. It prides itself in both. It represents the collective will of a society to grow, adapt, innovate and evolve while remembering, respecting and honoring the past. As a designer there is so much energy in that optimism, that drive to succeed or just to survive, to be heard and to dream.

Like many other generations, we are living in a time where it is harder to dream. I have read article after article about the demise of the architectural profession including the article ‘Want a Job? Go to College, and Don’t Major in Architecture’ based on the statistics from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

Well… Georgetown still sucks.

I am not in denial that the profession is facing harder times then in recent memory, but I also refuse to believe that it is time to give up. We are a profession of dreamers. Like the city, it is the time to adapt, innovate and evolve. If any profession can lead by example, it’s mine.

I have finally found my place in the city. Everyday I get to walk through Grand Central Station on my way to work, a testament to a city that refuses to stop. My place here is the result of hours of effort, lasting impressions, support from my family and friends and a little bit of luck, but most of all, it’s the result of never giving up on a dream.


6 Responses to “:DREAMS”

  1. Stacia Says:

    And hopefully you never do give up! 🙂

  2. Kate Says:

    Love this! Shared on FB, twitter and G+. 🙂

  3. Ryan Urban Says:

    When are we getting drinks

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