Inspirational Design Quotes

Posted On: March 27, 2011


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” The Best Designers marry function with form to create intuitive experiences that we understand immediately – no lessons(or cursing) needed. Good Design relies to some extent on the ability to instill a sense of instant familiarity.  Design starts by leveraging the human instinct to relate, followed by translating the relationship into a tangible object or service, and then ideally adding a little “surprise” at the end to make your audience’s efforts worthwhile.”          – John Maeda – President Rhode Island School of Design


“Architecture should speak of its time & place, but yearn for timelessness” – Frank Gehry


“Design is a PROCESS with many uncharted roads. Although Concepts enhance your decision making, there are no right or wrong decisions. Embrace the experience of exploring them and you will spend the rest of your life doing what you love. That is what I do every day….Thankfully” – Douglas A. Mummaw, AIA, NCARB

Douglas A. Mummaw, AIA, NCARB

“It is insufficient for architecture today to directly implement an existing building typology; it instead requires architects to carefully examine the whole area with new interventions and programmatic typologies”
Zaha Hadid

YZ221_01.tif“For me, the excitement in architecture revolves around the idea and the phenomenon of the experience of that idea. Residences offer almost immediate gratification. You can shape space, light, and materials to a degree that you sometimes can’t in larger projects.              – Steven Holl