I delight in the experience of an exceptionally designed building
- a well orchestrated manipulation of space.
Over the years, I have learned that my fascination with "architecture" is really:
A devotion to the "design process"
An enthusiasm for the journey.
A zeal for creative living
A connection with the heart of our Creator.
Do I still want to pursue architecture? Maybe not in the traditional sense. For me, an architectural project is all encompassing. For that to work, I would have to live alone with a cat. As matriarch to a family of eleven, working as an architect is not my current vocation.
Yet, I will never regret my days in the architectural studio.
One thing I have learned is that God's Will for my life is better than any life I could have created for myself. Trusting the Holy Spirit to guide me to do and to want HIS Will has leads me to more blessings than I could have ever dreamt possible.
Even if I am not called to design the beautiful church buildings that I thought I was called to do as a twenty something, I have been called to redefine my definition of the word "church". I help lay the foundations for future "churches" every day as I teach our children and others. I am blessed by the opportunities to coach students as they learn the tools of design in all areas of the "Arts" which leads them closer to the heart of Our Creator. My hope is that when Our Lord calls young people to their vocations, they are prepare to answer,
"Yes, I am here and I am ready."
I am blessed when I can contribute.
I've included my architecture portfolio (from the 1990s). A few of the buildings in my portfolio were designed by me and were actually built, but the majority of the projects I worked on are owned by the firms I represented. Hence, they are not mine to share.
I was created to create and I embrace the call.