Renowned chef Anthony Bourdain has described the moment when he discovered that food would be the center of his life: "it was an early exposure to eating French that really resonated later," he said. "The power of those early experiences with a good oyster — in a very visceral way, you remember those things."
Most people in architecture can remember the moment when they realized architecture would be a powerful influence in their lives and careers. For some, it's seeing an incredible natural place, a city, or a building; for others, it's where you grew up, someone in your life, or an unexpected experience that proclaimed it loudly. While people consider architecture a profession, those in its grasp often feel it as a passion above all. It seems that often you don't pick architecture, it picks you!