Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.
More Quotes from Arthur Erickson:Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
God's designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit.
There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.
Nowhere has specialization penetrated so deeply into the building professions as North America.
The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
Our settlement of land is without regard to the best use of land.
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I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.