Wednesday Wisdom - Unexpected Beauty

Be present 
in order to discover beauty 
in unexpected places.

- Ross Langdon


This week, the global architecture family is mourning the loss of Australian architect Ross Langdon, and his wife Elif Yavuz. Both had their lives cut tragically short in the ongoing Nairobi mall siege. Ross and Elif were expecting their first child in two weeks time.

I never had the honour of meeting Ross, but as is the way with most design industries, the Australian architecture scene is a small, close-knit affair, and many of my former colleagues have lost a dear personal friend.

The architecture family has lost a bright young star. Sustainable, grass-roots architecture has lost a quiet, unassuming hero. The world has lost two people who dedicated their lives to doing good and helping others.

My thoughts and prayers go to the family and many friends of both Ross and Elif. 

They touched many lives, and they have left a legacy of positivity and unexpected beauty that will not be forgotten.

xx Kit