Climate Week at Clayco

Climate Week at Clayco

Climate Week is the perfect time to open the dialogue about what companies and individuals alike are doing to leave a positive impact on our environment. NYC hosts an annual Climate Week with a program of events dedicated to analyzing climate change and evaluating...
Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival

It was interesting to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival in the beautiful Rocky Mountain State! There were so many incredible events and leaders gathered from around the world to discuss societal issues, advances, and how to best engage in change. The theme of the...
In Memory of Gyo Obata

In Memory of Gyo Obata

I am saddened to learn about the passing of my friend, the gifted architect Gyo Obata. The son of renowned painter Chiura Obata and floral decorator Haruko Obata, he was born in San Francisco in 1923. Gyo was one of the most influential architects of our time, and a...
A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

The Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Showing the display of Thomas Jefferson’s 18th century Quran at USA Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai.   Happy New Year! I’m so lucky to have always known what I wanted my future to be. Building was in my blood from the...
FDA Approves First Covid-19 Vaccine

FDA Approves First Covid-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration just announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is approved for the prevention of  COVID-19, and this is a huge milestone in the fight against the pandemic that has upended so many lives across the globe. Having full FDA...
Congratulations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Congratulations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Congratulations to my friend, the former Chicago Mayor and future Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel! It’s a well-deserved nomination for him, great recognition for Chicago, and the right steward for our country’s trusted global relationship with Japan. Rahm has a huge...