The collective beliefs, traditions and aspirations of a society help define and influence how individuals live.
Civic buildings capture and reflect the shared strengths of a community, reinforcing pride in residents as well as stirring curiosity and respect in visitors.
The creation of great public architecture is a social act, uniting people and place in a complex and worthwhile pursuit.
A community gains a voice, and the architect translates, using their vocabulary to design a timeless building for the common good.
A timeless design is built on intangible factors such as dreams and inspiration.
Truly great architecture is not controlled by catchphrases of the times. It transcends time and space. It shows genuine respect for the environment, for people and for the universe. It is, in short, about design that elevates and restores.
It is about design that lasts, where function meets art in a building that is both timeless and memorable.
Public architecture is designed by people for people, now, and for generations to come..