My Houzz profile states that I’m Greater Boston’s most flexible architect. I came up with that one. I felt that it was a truer statement than what they originally had, which said “Boston’s Elite Architect and building designer” or something like that. Let’s be honest, I am not an elite architect. Have I ever aspired to be one? What does elite actually mean? “1. A select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities”. In a city of 3,000+ architects, who are the elite among us? Instead of measuring myself against the thousands of my colleagues I came up with the likelihood that I am Greater Boston’s (although not all of Massachusetts, that may be overstating) most flexible. What do I mean by that? I’m willing to work on almost anything. Every person’s project is important to them and I try to help them as much as I can. Sometimes people have already designed their project and I try to help them realize the best version of that design. I don’t get hung up on designing everything myself and controlling every little bit of the project. The more that people want to be involved with the design and the process, the better. Maybe I am flexible because I can throw out ideas and not be offended if someone doesn’t like them. All ideas can lead to something else. I also consider myself flexible in a practical sense because my schedule seems to be very fluid and last minute requests don’t bother me. Would I rather be an elite architect or a flexible architect? Could I be both?