What makes a great architect? The answer to the question depends on you. How familiar are you with the design process? What type of building do you want to create? Do you have a style in mind or are you looking for inspiration? What size is the project?
I was raised Jewish with roots in an Orthodox family from Germany and Austria. My dad is the first person in our family to be born in America. My mom is one of 11 kids from a staunchly Catholic Mexican family. Growing up, what we did depended on who we were with.
As architects, we hear this word a lot. No, there isn’t enough money; No, the code won’t allow it; No the budget won’t permit it; and the ever popular No, I don’t like it. I have a friend who occasionally reminds me that “NO!” can be a complete sentence.