We are extremely saddened by the passing of architect, colleague and MAS Context contributor Doug Garofalo on Sunday July 31. A fantastic architect, outstanding professor, charismatic figure in the design community, and a great colleague that has supported and encouraged many of us in Chicago in our efforts to develop a career in the design field. Both through his contribution to the second issue of the journal and through many other intangible and meaningful details, we received his support for MAS Context and other initiatives from MAS Studio. For that and many other things, we will be forever grateful.Our condolences to his wife, Chris, and to the members of their immediate families and friends. He will be really missed.