I have practiced architecture for 50 years designing university dormitories, adaptive reuse of mill buildings, festival marketplaces, hotels, hospitals, office buildings and elderly housing in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Minnesota. Although I designed many single-family homes during that time, 25 years ago I started working full time from my home office as a sole-practitioner designing owner occupied one, two & three-family buildings in order to be more closely involved in the design process and the personal interaction with project owners and their families.