Mentoring and teaching are in my opinion an obligation of every successful designer. We need to continuously elevate the next generation and help them to understand the foundations of our practice and our shared committee to serving the needs of humanity. I recently had a chance to speak to the students at High Point University and shared insights regarding hospitality design. Contemporary hotel design is all about the local and authentic, about storytelling and creating a place specific experience for the guest. Bespoke or custom design is an essential part of this process. Bravo to High Point University and all they are doing to create great designers of the future.