Dear Archy, I have three questions for you (again from a personal perspective): At what age did you become interested in architecture? Do you believe that your "now" is the whole fruit of every correct step you have taken, or is it a set of actions that are not well achieved? What does it feel like to be (or have been) the vice president of the Cannon design company? I await your answers.
I was always interested in architecture (and drawing, and math, and a thousand other things). I decided to study architecture at the last possible minute when I had to choose between architecture and engineering before college.
I have taken as many correct steps as incorrect ones. Today is what it is, no sense in crying over spilled milk. If anything, I wish I had not been in such a rush to get everything organized in my life and directed towards such a definite goal. I had everything set by the time I was 25, should have taken a bit longer to explore.
That is something I don’t think about on a daily basis. I am an architect working with teams to accomplish great designs. The fact that I get to work with a great group of people at CannonDesign makes the daily grind bearable.