The Architect Interviews you

Lately, I’ve come to believe that Architects, and the very profession of Architecture have become detached from the day to day realities of the culture and people we serve. So, as a small step to begin to bridge this gap, I have decided to reach out with a few simple questions and interview, you! ( the casual reader of this blog ).

Granted, this is not a definitive set of questions. Clearly, some important topics have been overlooked; There is no mention of Sustainble design, no mention of the French, no mention of free range chickens, etc. But, we need to start the conversation somewhere. So, why not begin here? Please feel free to answer all or part (or even none of these). You can email me your answers, or put them in the comment section below. Or simply close this window, and move on with the rest of your day. Completely your choice. But, I do hope you take the time to consider these questions and share your thoughts. The profession will be better for it.

So, what do you say, are you ready for a few questions?

  1. Please describe the saddest part of your suburban home while using the word “laminate”.
  2. What does American Architecture mean to you and how does this differ from American Idol?
  3. Has Modern Architecture ever made you feel uncomfortable? If so, how did it touch you?
  4. Does standing in line at the Apple Store in the mall bring to mind thoughts of the inevitable death of the American dream? If so, how does that make you feel about your new ipad?
  5. Please discuss the Architecture of Thomas Jefferson as it relates to slavery and/or western expansion, in the form of a limerick.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer. I really appreciate it!