The Architect

Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
On DVD: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Running Time: 
82 Minutes

Two distinctly different families connected through a building in the Chicago projects deal with hardships and inter-personal strife.  Leo Waters (Lapaglia) is the designer of the building who lives in a well-to-do suburban area of the city with his emotionally separated family. Tonya Neely (Davis) lives in the building that Waters designed, which has over the years become a nest for gangs and drugs. While struggling to keep her family together she advocates the destruction of the aging and decrepit housing unit and the construction of a new, more secure edifice. She approaches Leo seeking his support of the petition to have the building replaced and he flatly refuses, taking her suggestion almost as a personal insult. Then there’s more emotional struggling.