"Being a Chicagoan, I have always been attracted to the beauty of architecture. While most people celebrate a structure's construction, I am drawn to its deconstruction; when these industrial, commercial and residential buildings transition into ruins. It is at these moments when the energy needed to preserve extinguishes as they become no longer viable or valued. In these forgotten and overlooked places, I see not just loss, tragedy, or decay, but the chaos in which a new architect's vision may be born."