We are in the season of graduations. I know this because preparations are in the works to review LPS Architectural Design students’ nine weeks of work at the College of Architecture on May 13. College graduations happen the week before, and graduation for High School students are the two weeks after. I know the magnolia tree adjacent to the Architecture Hall Link will be in bloom and the students, after much effort and angst, will do a great job presenting. This is as has happened so many springs before. Sometimes when you get in such a cyclical routine, you overlook or undervalue those who have set the stage for you. Last week contained National Teacher Appreciation Day so I would like to share just two of the many who have inspired me through this path of life and career in Architecture.