It is often remarked that the city is the clearest index of any civilization.
If the architect's mission is to create the buildings and spaces
that shape our urban environment,
he has an underlying role to nourish, illuminate
and poetically express through his designs
our human qualities, archievements and values
at their best to the present and future world.

While the process of design
may be only moments in a time continuum,
the reality of the architecture and its effects
on the many facets of our culture, society and personal lives
cannot be but great.
Then the pursuit of good architecture
is no longer polemics or exercises of the vogue,
but a thoughtful committment to the enhancement of space,
the reflection of our times
and the enrichment of our very lives.

March 1991