"Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?"
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Arthur Erickson on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Arthur Erickson on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Arthur Erickson on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Arthur Erickson on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Arthur Erickson on Frank Lloyd Wright
"With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption."
"Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us."
"Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart."
"The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line."
"Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise."