I think great architecture comes from thinking outside the conventions and finding the unique personality of every space. The challenge is creating a marriage of playfulness and practicality for all stakeholders. I think it is important to consider the practical elements of a design just as much as the aesthetic.
I keep a Rubik’s Cube on my desk – I have never been able to solve one, but it reminds me that every problem has a solution. I try to be positive, and this attitude influences my work and my ability to draw out the client’s vision for a project – what they like and what they want