Architect - Architecture Quotes

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. The size of the project means little in art, beyond the money matter. It is the quality of the character that really counts.

Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture.

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.

Architect, n. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.

A house is a machine for living in.

There is a beautiful cave called Fingal’s (on the Isle of Staffa); which proves that nature loves Gothic architecture.

Let us not say, Every man is the architect of his own fortune, but let us say, Every man is the architect of his own character.

An architect is the drawer of dreams.

A leading architect once built a cluster of office buildings set in a central green. The landscape crew asked him where he wanted the sidewalks between the buildings. His reply: “Just plant grass between the buildings.” By late summer the new lawn was laced with pathways of trodden grass. The paths followed the most efficient […]

Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance. It is character which builds an existence out of circumstance. From the same materials one man builds palaces, another hovels, one warehouses, another villas, bricks and mortar are mortar and […]