have always tried to practice “architecture as art”. That
has not always proven feasible, of course, but I have
striven for that as toward an asymptotic goal. I believe
that architecture is an art as well as a science, and that
without both it is not really architecture at all.
Ultimately, I believe
that art will always tip the balance, even over
science, in great architecture. Of course on some very
large buildings it is difficult to separate the two, as on
the great Sir Norman Foster’s tall buildings. But even
there the sculptural aspect of a building will
always be at least fifty-one percent of its greatness.
Other factors will come
into play, too. In my own work, cost constraints and
energy efficiency are usually highlighted, energy
efficiency by choice and cost constraints often by
I am at a point in my
career (now at fifty years of age) in which the
complete work of architecture is very important to me,
and I strongly desire and am committed to doing all
aspects of the work, including (where possible) interior
decorating, furniture design, landscape design (with my
consultants), and some of the artwork.
I have long called my
architecture “natural architecture”, but it is really a
mixture of pure Euclidean forms incarnated, as it were,
into natural and man-made materials.
My studies in
philosophy have added an intellectual background to all my
work; it is archetypal, geometrical and has even been
called spiritual and mystical.
Architecture for me has
always been a search -- a search for the Beauty of
would like to thank David Justice, Julie Kettle Gundlach,
and my illustrators Ronald P. Schatz, Malcolm Wells, Paul
Stevenson Oles, FAIA, Randy Padorr-Black and Tracy Boyle.
Without them, this web site would not be possible.
Finally thanks to my first
architectural mentor, Dennis Blair, noted student of Frank
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