I’ve been particularly interested in Houston’s Hermann Park for the last couple of years. Initially, I thought it was simply the flora and fauna that attracted me to the park. But upon reflection how wrong was I with this idea? With my background in architecture how could I not appreciate the exquisite planning and taming of nature by Hare and Hare in the 1920’s and continued today by the Hermann Park Conservancy. It’s a beautiful place that attracts all sorts of people and that’s what I realized interested me the most about the place. There is a balance, a yin and yang if you will of young/old, happy/sad and tender/hard all of which keeps me coming back again and again. Lately I’ve focused on those who find comfort in the park in an otherwise difficult and isolated life, the homeless.