For many years, I have lived
uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design
suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems
to me, must be the improvement of mankind.
I am but an architectural composer.
Alexander Jackson Davis
I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become
more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would
bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the
I look upon myself as a musical bricklayer with architectural aspirations.
I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends -
architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and
organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other
disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as
I'm not an architectural composer.
It fills one with a sense of architectural possibility.
It was always my intention that The Frieze should be housed in a room which
would provide a suitable architectural frame for it.
Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source
of architectural expression.
Supply and demand regulate architectural form.
The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties
with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization.