A picture of the new Veterans Administration Building. View of the front of the building.

courtesy of Smith Group


TED-X Big Apple

TED-X University of Chicago

Healthcare Design Conference, keynote speaker, 2012


The Atlantic: Design Within Reach, A blind architect relearns his craft.

Architects Newspaper: Architect Chris Downey Finds Second Sight

LA Times: Blind architects have a real feel for the site lines

SFGate Article: Sudden sight loss drives architect to aid blind

Architectural Record Newsmaker

AIA Architect Doer's Profile

VAnguard Magazine (see page 12)

NC State University Alumni Profile


TV & Video

An Architect's Vision

Wall Street Journal Live: Blind Architect Faces Design Challenges

KGO: Blind architect helping with VA Center expansion


California Report, KQED Radio

99% Invisible

BBC Outlook, Friday January 29, 2010 (see minute 17)

KCBS: Blind Architect Adds His Insights to Building Design

ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation): By Design, What can a blind architect see?

NFB Podcast Interview (Play podcast)


SF MOMA Blog re:Bill Fontana, Sonic Shadows

Wikipedia: Acoustic Wayfinding