Architect Chris Downey worked on award-winning projects for 20 years before losing his eyesight – now he focuses on buildings that bring pleasure beyond the visible, writes Christie’s International Real Estate’s online magazine luxurydefined in a poignant article.

When Chris Downey lost his eyesight in 2008, luxurydefned writes that his whole world changed. But instead of abandoning his successful career in architecture, he adapted and became a leading authority in the field of design for the visually impaired. Since then, he has designed an eye center at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina and rooms for Microsoft.