John Shnier is inspired everywhere

Architect John Shnier waxes articulate on life as a flaneur.

Toronto-based architect John Shnier is one half of Kohn Shnier Architects, which has designed such landmarks as the Umbra World Headquarters and Umbra Concept Store, as well as the Eric Arthur Gallery addition to the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches. We met up with Shnier at the Umbra Concept Store and asked him how it feels to stand inside a building he designed.