Chris Downey was my former boss for about two years when I was working in San Francisco. I left in the middle of 2007 to pursue my Master of Architecture on the East Coast. The following year, Chris lost his vision as a complication of a tumor surgery. While those who knew him gasped in shock – a blind architect – Chris went right back to work, learning not only how to live as a productive blind person, but also practice as a blind architect. His story is truly inspiring.