“The best thing about being a designer is the back and forth between the prosaic and the poetic that ultimately grounds an idea and allows other people to engage with and use the final outcome.
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our father did for us.”