This is the fifth in our series of posts where each person here at Convergence shares an image that influenced/ inspired them to join the architecture/ design field.

The image can be whatever strikes the person’s fancy- a building, a park, a scenic image, a design motif or detailing… any visual representation that can help to share a bit of insight into how and why the person got into this field and the work that we do.

Today, Maria is sharing her inspirational image.

“Growing up, I learned the importance to support those who are less fortunate. Thus, advocating with those from all different cultures and backgrounds became my motivation.
When I look at this image, I feel that more needs to be done within design. Sleek and modern does not equal safe and sustainable. As we have seen with situations such as the Grenfell Tower fire, price, rather than humanity, drives design and that can no longer be accepted.
It is my goal to support architects and firms that align with my values and common interests.”