|Scott with his poetic model|
After hearing about the experience of previous Spirit of Place students, Scott Gillepsie knew he had to take part in the project. A Catholic graduate student in architecture, he can't wait to see the building process of architecture come alive and to get his hands dirty. Probably much like many of us, his knowledge of the Kalevala was nonexistent, but now he views it as "the heritage of the Finnish people. It grounds them, it has a metaphoric, spiritual, and even physical representation."