Preface

“Architecture is not a profession for the faint-hearted, the weak-willed, or the short-lived.”

Martin Filler

“Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you’ll be: How good are you at going around obstacles?”

Jeremy Renner

“Architecture is a service business. An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art—or at least people call it that.”

Frank Gehry

“Architecture is invention.”

Oscar Niemeyer

“I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.”

Maya Lin

“I think about architecture all the time. That’s ...

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