"People first paid honour to a spot and afterwards gained glory for it. Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her."
 
GK Chesterton
HFA Gathering 2017

HFA Gathering 2017

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Coming into the Christmas season, we held the first annual Hope For Architecture gathering. After striking out on my own a year and a half ago, it is wonderful to now begin a tradition of coming together. Sharing our personal projects and hashing out ideas plays a pivotal role in the building work each of us HFAers are pursuing. This year, we met in Carlton Landing, which was where I spent two years of my apprenticeship. I quite enjoyed seeing the progress made since my departure. Clay is finishing up a lovely pocket neighborhood of solid brick houses, and Austin is already structuralizing his first house! Wes sets off for Panama soon after Christmas to begin a building program for the folks at Kalu Yala.

Many thanks to Clay Chapman for the hefty diploma! Quite a fitting token for the years of solid teaching and friendship. And many thanks to Austin and Wes for their continued support and comradery!

The Bellwether Bag

The Bellwether Bag