I believe in historic preservation and adaptive reuse of spaces. Preservation of our country's historic landmarks and sites is vital. In today’s society there is such a want for everything new and because of this we often overlook the existing. By bringing new life to these historic sites we can preserve our history for generations to come.
I believe in preservation of the earth and its resources. We live in such temporary situations with impermanent homes and short-lived furniture, all waiting to upgrade to the next best thing. There is no longevity to our lives and also to our designs. In anything that we do we should step back and consider the bigger picture and what impact our decisions and designs will have 10, 100, or even 10,000 years from now.
I believe in preserving the ideals of design in that a space, product or building should evoke an emotion. I love the feeling when I enter a well-designed space. I am enthralled in it and take in all I can. I want to preserve these feelings by creating more spaces for everyone to enjoy and hopefully one day my designs will evoke this reaction from others.