I believe architecture is all about building. Talking and drawing is cheap. The proof is in the built product and in its interaction with the people who inhabit it. I practiced architecture from 1982 to 1999 under my own firm, Lawrence W. Speck Associates. During the last ten years of that period, I did many projects in association with the much larger firm, PageSoutherlandPage. In 1999 I joined PageSoutherlandPage as a principal and have practiced architecture with them since then.