The first time we went to Family Camp, my wife Heather and I got into a fight. It happened on Date Night, the evening that LLFC carves out for couples to be together. There was lots of stuff that needed to be aired, and that night, we had time to do it.
It was a key moment in our 26-and-counting years of marriage. We came back to Family Camp the next year—and the year after that, and the year after that. Over the next seven years, in addition to serving as a beautiful setting to relax and play, camp helped rejuvenate our relationships, not only between Heather and me, but among our four children.
Camp was a place where some of those pressures that had been boiling under the surface started to change and cool. Stress and conflict gradually transformed into something healthier, something more like peace. We still mark our lives today by camp.
When David Rogers asked me to be the lead architect for Sunset, a new Foundation project in San Antonio, I jumped at the chance to be part of this organization’s work.
The new office complex, just north of downtown near the airport in San Antonio, will open later this year, and during the process of designing and building it, we’ve been anticipating the people who will be there—employees, partners, and all kinds of neighbors throughout the city and our region.
We’ve been imagining how the carefully designed structure of Canyon programs could be adapted to a new space. What does that space need to look like? How can it easily allow guests to take breaks, to talk to each other, to go for a peaceful stroll somewhere?