Duncan was surely going to be one of those people who make a difference, and there aren’t enough of them as it is. The saddest part may be how much potential has been lost.

In this picture, Duncan is at the bottom of the stairs at Persinger Architects, following a Mike Hauser Academy series that our office subsidizes every summer. He loved being a mentor and steward for younger students, and his enthusiasm, intelligence, compassion, patience, and willingness, was a genuine gift to all he touched.