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Translating a vision into reality

It is great to see Russell Johnson featured in the Home section (“Against All Elements,” Nov. 13). He is a fine architect and a courageous innovator. In 1990, we had him design an addition to our home in Redondo Beach. We selected Russell principally because he proposed using then-new computer-aided design software, or CAD, for our project. At the time, I had been trying to find an architect who would be interested in learning to use CAD, which I had been trying to promote. Luckily, when I discovered Russell he was already using the software. With it, he quickly made various suggestions visible for review. Now, many innovative projects later, I am sure that he has been living in the beautiful house shown in your article for many years, first in his head and then in the virtual reality created via his computer screen.

Robert Freeman

Redondo Beach

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