What was the catalyst for your career in design?
Frederic Kielemoes: I’ve always been fascinated by drawing and architecture from a young age – especially architectural literature. At age 10, I borrowed many of Le Corbusier’s books from the library. This was during the 1980s; back then, we didn’t have nearly as many resources as we do today, but despite that, I still learned a lot about architectural evolution (a lot of it self-taught). My interest in the field has only peaked since.
What is something most people wouldn’t know about your profession?
Frederic Kielemoes: The close relationships that we form, whether working with a small team in a modest office or working closely with clients, contractors and artisans on a project, is something most people wouldn’t know about this profession. It’s always focused around collaboration.