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The Blind Architect

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The LA Times has a fascinating profile of a blind San Francisco architect, one Christopher Downey, who lost his sight as an adult to brain tumor complications. It never occurred to him to give up work in the "heroically visual" field of architecture, though, and he's now working on the Polytrauma & Blind Rehabilitation Center in Palo Alto. He and other blind architects do note the work is a lot more about tactility and the other senses, though "personally I think I'll avoid tasting buildings for now." [LAT]