|Stated in 2005, "This house [Suncatch] is one of the greatest pieces of architecture of the 21st Century,” according to the late Julius Shulman, famed architectural photographer.|
By 2007, my career brought me to San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine, where I was Design Editor and Architectural Writer. I sat in a weekly editorial meeting with young publisher Mark McKinnon and then Editor Wayne Carlson, I believe another of our top design editors Phyllis Van Doren was also in that meeting. It was summer 2009 and SDHG/L was in the midst of an annual series “Stars of San Diego,” where we saluted the leading lights in all aspects of local design from A to Z (Applebaum to Zandra Rhodes). It was the magazine’s version of a hall of fame salute to the top names in local design—architecture and non-architecture.
|Norm (left) with architectural photographer Julius Shulman, November 1983|