A congregation member recently asked what part of the architecture process gives me the most satisfaction. It only took a moment to think about my answer. “The dedication,” I responded, “it’s at the end, when everyone is gathered in the completed space. Up to that point, we’ve only imagined it.”
Through my career as an architect, I’ve come to appreciate this deeply gratifying aspect of the building industry. Nearly everyone involved in construction has the satisfaction of knowing that when the job is done, someone will live, work, shop, play or worship in the places we helped to create. And that place — our work — will continue to have an impact on people’s lives for years and years.
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