As Principal (of 3six0 Architecture), Professor and Department Head (at RISD), and human being, I explore, witness, and practice the creative process. As a child, I was reprimanded for "getting bored easily," and now I see that weakness, like all "weaknesses," as a strength. (It keeps me moving.) I watch the sunrise almost everyday from a rowing shell, am moved to tears by honesty, and take dreams very seriously. I live in a city whose roots, ("pro-videre") signify what creativity is: a process of "seeing ahead."