” Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work. “


” It’s too simplistic to advance the notion of the autonomy of art as a reason for turning away from the public. You can have autonomy and simultaneously have connections with the social and political world. “


” You might say that when you step inside, you’re entering a honorific space, but that’s something totally different than experiencing it. And in architecture the experience comes first. That has the deepest effect on us. “


” I enjoy working with people. I understand that as a necessity. And clearly that’s something that develops as you get older. And I’ve grown into that. “


” In architecture, you arrive so late. I look at doctors, lawyers I know, and they’re all buying boats and bailing out at 62. My career is just getting started. “


” I fought violently for the autonomy of architecture. It’s a very passive, weak profession where people deliver a service. You want a blue door, you get a blue door. You want it to look neo-Spanish, you get neo-Spanish. Architecture with any authenticity represents resistance. Resistance is a good thing. “



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I enjoy working with people. I understand that as a necessity. And clearly that
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