Quotes on Architectural Practice
It has been 10 months since graduating from school. And the most important lesson I have learned through my academic tenure and almost year of working, is that I am involved in a profession I am ashamed of.
There are numerous reasons: labor exploitation, risk and responsibility adverse attitudes, ivory tower mentalities, non-sustainable business models…
How can I sit down to design a structure when there is so much turmoil within the profession itself? Since my M.Arch thesis on practice, I find myself more and more only caring how I can design something that can improve practice conditions and processes for architects. So they can gain back a measure of control of realizing buildings and having a larger say in the conversation of our environments.
I don’t think about form or material, lighting or acoustics, perspectives and procession are so far from my mind its laughable. My only design thoughts are how to design the process of work.
This page has always been a sounding board and place to share my likes/dislikes and thoughts on architecture and design, and will continue to be so. I wish that every post could involve some form of forward moving practice progression, but there seems to be so little movement on this aspect of architecture.
This is what I have been dwelling on for weeks, to think of ways for architects to engage the profession again and in different ways.
I don’t have any answers yet, and it is the kind of study that could take years, but it always good to start by defining the questions.