OG = PLR ¿ AEB: the opportunity for graft equals the plethora of legal requirementsmultiplied by thenumber of architects, engineers and builders.
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.
There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.
Thetechnologyofdecentralization can bethesaviouror assassin of contemporary and future society. The role of architects may be uncertain, but the role of architecture is not. In order to look forward society may sometimes haveto look back.This it should do inorder to learnfrom previous mistakes and oversights and to preclude similar eventualities in the future. This does not imply historical dependency, as some would assert. The symbiosis of architecture and technology should prevail, engendered by honesty and integrity. The task will not be easy.
Architects cannot work in a vacuum; unlike other artists theyare totally dependent on a site, a brief and finance.