Architecture as Therapy

Sometimes my role stretches from that of an architect and designer to a therapist of sorts as well.  In going through people’s houses, and they explain what they want to do, you find that everybody has their own personality. A husband and wife tend to come at things from different angles but usually want the same thing; I’m almost a moderator to some degree. I like to get inside their head, for lack of a better term, and really learn how they live and determine what’s important to them. In this way each design becomes a matter of collaboration and leads to a finished product that surpasses the clients’ initial needs and desires.