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American Architect Quotes


240 American Architect quotes:



"I can't do everything obviously although sometimes I know that all of us wish that we could."
"I feel this is very important for us to have serene buildings because our civilization is chaotic as it is, you see; our whole machine age has brought about a chaos that has to be somehow counterbalanced, I think."
"I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings."
"I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future."
"If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture."
"If you have white walls, human beings look better in a room than if you have red walls."
"If you look at the buildings, you'll find that one part looks as if it was designed by one man, and you go around and look at another facade and it looks as if it was designed by another man, you see."
"In other words, each piece of the building must look as though it was designed for that particular building."
"In other words, I have no truck for anyone who goes out and does an eclectic building."
"In this tour around the world I was not interested in contemporary buildings because I had seen contemporary buildings actually until they came out of my ears in a sense."
"Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe."
"Let's talk about the Gas Company because this is my favorite job."
"So I test all the buildings that I do by asking myself whether this building was possible, could have been built 50 years ago or a hundred years ago."
"So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent."
"The interesting thing about Oberlin College as it differs from other more urban schools or universities is that it is a walking campus."
"The view outside was much more important than the exhibits."
"The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus."
"Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul."
"All architects want to live beyond their deaths."
"Where there is a will there is a lawsuit."


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