A work of art succeeds when it challenges our perceptions to such a degree as to cause us to reconsider our environment and invest it and ourselves with greater potential.

Each one of us is responsible for all of humankind.  We need to think of each other as true brothers and sisters, and to be concerned with each other's welfare.  We must seek to lessen suffering of others. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something seriously directed toward the welfare of humanity as a whole.

                                                                                                                                           - His Holiness the Dali Lama

Important early formative influences included Architect and Sculptor Tim Prentice, Architectural Theory Historian Hanno–Walter Kruft, University of California Architectural Historian Spiro Kostof, University of California Architectural Theorist Christopher Alexander and sixteenth century Italian architect Andrea Palladio.