Enduring with Grace

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Our profession requires a range of skills with playful creativity on one end and technical and analytical precision on the other. I have committed myself to developing broad competencies across this arc in order to be the best architect I can be. My years of experience in construction trailers and climbing ladders on job sites feed back into my decision making processes during design and technical detailing. I don’t see architecture as the creation of static objects, but rather as the thoughtful organization of human activities. Existing in space and enduring over time, buildings and landscapes must gracefully accept the weather and seasons and be robust enough to withstand years of continual use. Instead of responding to passing trends of fashion that quickly fade from favor, buildings which delight the senses stay relevant over generations because feeling taken care of never gets old.
— Scott M B Gustafson, Architect