Welcome to robert laravie.com. I have been interested in design for over 40 years. One of my first jobs was running a crude blueprint (diazo) machine for a developer in East Greenbush, New York. With this job I was exposed to the basics of architecture and design early and it never left me.
A second job found me working in a late 1890’s hydro-electric station in Mechanicsville New York. This job was my exposure to early large scale industrial design, it contained some of the elements of what now is labeled steampunk.