Michael Walch

Chris Downey Article in Architect’s Newspaper

Posted in General Architecture by michaelwalch on 27 September, 2010

Chris Downey reading a drawing from an embossing printer.

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.

Read the article at Architect’s Newspaper.


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