Throughout my studies and professional career, I have concluded that any personal attempt to define ARCHITECTURE is unsatisfactory, incomplete, and reductionist. To establish an architectural canon is to ignore the beautiful and dynamic nature of the field. The designer functions as an interdisciplinary bridge by coordinating with clients, builders, engineers, public citizens, and any other party with a stake in the project. The goal of Architecture is to create a DISCOURSE IN THE NARRATIVE of objects and their audience. As Architectural Designers, we take discourse and pen it into every decision we make. Our task is to collect, categorize, curate, analyze, incorporate and implement any meaningful piece of information or discourse relating to the project. Through rigor, persistence, and attention to detail, the designer’s ability to acknowledge and implement discourse enables us to create compelling and consequential designs.
As designers, it is our goal to PREDICT WHAT FUNCTIONAL FORM SPACE WILL TAKE. Architecture distinguishes itself from simple geometry through the CONSIDERATION OF ANTHROPOCENTRIC USE. Rather than focusing solely on visual aesthetics, Architecture focuses on the human occupation of space. This remarkably diverse topic, the human condition, draws wisdom from almost all fields of study. Architecture is saturated with both theoretical substance and physical acts; utilitarian meaning engages formal design. The practice is undoubtedly an INTERDISCIPLINARY PURSUIT, dwelling in the void between schools of thought. I have decided that to understand Architecture properly, I must examine it through as many lenses as possible. Therefore, it has become my ambition to explore the interstitial space. In the following portfolio, I will exhibit my pursuit, offering a sample of my work and confronting a wide variety of narratives.
Thank you for your interest in my architectural journey. I sincerely hope you find the following pages both entertaining and provocative.
– Andrew R.