quotes worth repeating…01

5 November 2012

This one was just the thing I needed to hear today. Architects do tend to ramble and say things that are meaningless at times, but this was a bit profound. Even though, I typically do not need to hear anything famous architects have to say, I thank Henry and Julia for their insight.

The remainder of the book is a good and easy read; not one you read like a novel, but more like a magazine in a doctor’s office. Ms. Dushkes did a great job, but how long can you tolerate when architect opine about everything and anything? I still recommend having this on your shelf.

Image is from “the ARCHITECT says, Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom”, compiled and edited by Laura S. Dushkes, Princeton Architectural Press, © 2012. My thanks go out to Russell Fernandez, Marketing and Internet Promotions Manager for Princeton Architectural Press for sending me so many books just for writing this drivel. My apologies go to PAP for posting this image without ‘real’ permission.

8 Responses to “quotes worth repeating…01”


  1. Well… I designed some churches’ renovation and once a meat processing plant so….. I think I qualify as a Henry Hobson Richardson.

  2. jane Says:

    I have designed both chicken coops that were built and a church that was not. And I agree absolutely with Julia Morgan – when I take on a simple job, say a chicken coop, a garage, there is always something about it that is not, where I add something of value and learn in the process,

    • leecalisti Says:

      Jane, it’s so true. We need to rethink and recalibrate our minds and believe we lend value to anything. Too many architects snub their nose at anything but overpriced museums.

  3. Sean in NY Says:

    Great recommendation, Lee! I’d hate to hijack your comment-section, but do you have any other particularly valuable gift-recommendations for one architect to give another (his boss)?

  4. Ted Rusnak Says:

    Recommendation duly noted.

    As JC Fields was once asked when “caught”, why he was reading the Bible, “Looking for loopholes!”.

    On that note…..I’ll get back to you.


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