Affluence, Avidity, & Agility
Architecture’s Most Critical Concerns
As the Industrial Revolution seized our society in its grip, architecture was revolutionized on the foundation of basic function and practicality, suitable to the structural adjustments to our society in general. Originally deemed as a direct reflection of our cultural diversity, social class and orientation of religion, architecture has regrettably evolved into a field focused primarily upon sustainability and rationality, with lack of passion and credibility.
With a multitude of fine art skills and personal motivation to enrich and enhance all experiences, my deepest concern for my chosen profession is the reality of architecture becoming subservient to the consuming issues of our society. Bounded by an unconscientious civilization who illustrates no regard toward the preservation of their surroundings, we fail to encompass and cultivate architecture’s ideals. As Frank Lloyd Wright states “All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.” Unique to our region, the evident attention and ingenuity is concentrated solely on our largest revenues, casinos and entertainment venues, with a creative and affluent demeanor. In contrast, there is a blatant disregard for the conventional and universal demand for sustainable architecture that nurtures the richness of all life in all societies, excluding our consumer-driven, gaming-controlled social order.
With the deepest respect for the creative process, it was once said by Gilles Deleuze that “reality is perception, and perception is production. And the truth, in every respect is a matter of production, not adequation.” With that said, to provide architecture with the passion it deserves is a practical goal with humbled values, intended to deepen the understanding of this art form and to re-evaluate the current application of original architecture principles. For it is known that “we shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” – Winston Churchill