Architecture and Design

The image most responsible for my becoming an architect was a 35mm black and white out-of-focus slide of the dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul that I saw in my first History of Architecture course in Argentina (1960). I remember my astonishment: the light coming through the tiny windows at the dome’s base made the mullions between them disappear, so the dome appeared to be supported only by light. That such a heavy, monumental structure could be made to levitate was both emotionally awesome and intellectually appealing. I understood then that ideas and meaning could be expressed in architectural form – and that understanding has been my inspiration and my compass. The projects in this website represent only a fraction of my work. They all have to do with architecture as representation, and they are closest to a range of enduring commitments in my professional life.

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