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(22:48) Recalling a popular quote from John Hejduk, who states, “When an architect is thinking, he’s thinking architecture and his work is always architecture, whatever form it appears in. No area is more architectural than any other.” In Chicago (and perhaps in America in general) there seems to be an attitude that an architect’s worth is measured solely through the act of constructing buildings. In the context of these opposing viewpoints can you discuss how you view the role of an architect?

Well, that’s a good question, right on the money. My education, which of course is rooted through Hejduk, Libeskind, and Fuller”architecture for me is the best expression that we have to make comprehensible very complex systems. For the last five or six thousand years, architecture has been the best expression of human endeavor.

–  Ben Nicholson


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