"Architecture has had a lasting affect on the way I see the world. The skyscrapers and bridges of New York that seem to stretch to the stars the closer I walk to them. The reflections on the cobblestone streets of Lyon, France. How when I stand in the street in the town center of Hamm, Germany, I can imagine Hansel and Gretel coming down the street. Reflecting on all the places I’ve been and everyone I have met makes me realize how small is the world, but how much smaller we are in this world, yet can have such incredible, life-changing effects on so many lives."