Distinguishing Profession From Business

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Recently, I was reminded of a good article by Richard Farson, a former AIA Public Director, from arcCA, the journal of the AIA California Council. The paragraph that resonated most with me – and should with any professional – is (emphasis is mine): “(The AIA) has to make a distinction as to whether architecture is […]

Creativity, Beauty, and Morality

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Creativity, Beauty, and Morality are the three standards by which every work of art – including architecture – should be evaluated.  To understand and apply these standards, however, we must also understand a basic premise of art: nothing is created from nothing. Every seemingly original work has a context and is derived from some preceding […]