Without the generosity, support, and trust of the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation, this research would not have been possible. Because of their munificent gift, I was able to document not only some of the most notable works of American Modernism, but also more than 200 lesser-known buildings and residences that may someday only exist in this document. As members of the profession of architecture, we become stewards of the profession. We strive to achieve new ideals and we capture the knowledge of those whose previous contributions lay the foundation for the future. I owe a debt of gratitude to the SOM Foundation for extending me this award. Their genuine effort to promote the emerging members of the profession is unmatched and embodies not only sincere philanthropy, but also the motive to put change in action, to bestow a greater conscientiousness on the emerging and to thereby improve the design fields through unconventional intellectual pursuits. This progress has influenced my entire future, with my beginnings bound up in a sense of social responsibility that I will strive to embody. Thank you.