What the Labyrinth of Knossos Taught Me About What Is Needed to Design Well
My son grew up this year and went off to college to be trained as an architect. “How will he keep up with the math and the physics, the drafting and computer skills that is required?” is the concerned question I hear a lot. What could I say? My own 40 year journey as a designer has taught me that there is more to architecture than technical know-how, nuts and bolts, beams and columns on the one hand, or aesthetic taste on the other. But what, I asked myself, is his ability that has convinced me that he will succeed?