Today I attended a lecture by Doug Patterson, it was so interesting and really inspiring! He told us all about his life and work which involved various crazy journeys around the world. He mainly spoke about his architectural talent and how for ten years or so he worked on 'The Great House' situated in the West Indies. Doug was commissioned to research, design, project manage and build this magnificent palace and 30 acre garden on the island of Mustique in the West Indies. This involved travelling round Europe and the Far East gathering craftsmen and artists to help with the project and sourcing various rare materials such as marble and semi precious stones.