I practice at the intersection of art and building science, which combine in an architectural alchemy that resolves clients’ needs and embraces the surrounding context. One side of me is obsessed by technique and detail. The other is spontaneous, adaptive, and wary of getting bogged down with complicated processes. This duality manifests in being a practicing architect who works on a variety of project types, disciplines and scales; helping make people successful—from emerging professionals to seasoned veterans—through teaching, product and service development, and mentorship; and in leading a cross-disciplinary group of “pirates” doing epic stuff in our Technical Resource Group (TRG). Helping to found, and having been part of TRG for a decade, I now act as a mentor to the next generation of thinkers and makers. TRG started off as a small group that wanted to raise Sasaki’s profile through technical proficiency.