Recent travels and influences


Selected examples

Travel and the visiting of significant architecture has always been considered essential to an architect’s education.  Some might argue that it is the only way to learn architecture.

The examples shown were selected in part because they represent the duality of what is architecture: blending history and classicism with modernity.  Architecture is often confused with “style” - the superficial way how something looks - but the true principles of architecture are timeless, so that the modern architect can learn as much from the the works of Palladio as from Alvar Aalto or Carlo Scarpa.

Similarly, the Getty Center by Richard Meier must surely be one of America’s finest “Italian hill towns” - in spite of its modern esthetic - complete with battlements.

[Additional descriptions follow on each project page and more information about each architect and/or location is available on Wikipedia.]