PURPOSE AND THE HEADQUARTERS OF NATO

October 5, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work, Purposeful Projects

7 days before the UK’s Brexit referendum I started working with the European Union. My commitment is to peace. Between people this is cultivated and maintained through connection, communication and symbiosis. The same is true for countries. Europe has enjoyed it’s greatest period of prolonged peace since the inception of the EU. Like everything there … Read More

DOING THE RIGHT THING

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work, Purposeful Projects

Can beer change the world? It already has. Beer was one of the principle reasons humanity changed from being hunter gatherers to settlers. Getting enough food to eat was always a challenge. Hunting was hard work and foraging would only bring in so much. One day someone drank the water where grains had fermented. It … Read More

THE MAITREYA PROJECT

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work, Purposeful Projects

I had the privilege to be involved in an extraordinary project which already had a well defined Purpose. A client of mine, another architect, won an international competition to design and build The Maitreya Project. This was a Buddha the size of the Empire State Building, to be built in India and designed to last … Read More