The Dream of an American Architect
From the time when I was a young boy of 6 or 7, I dreamed of becoming a great architect. I would grow up and design grand buildings to shelter protect and inspire the people. As I grew older, my concern became more comprehensive. Not only did I want to become an architect, I wanted to shelter and protect people in the total sense. I wanted to live in a world of beauty and material abundance. I wanted everyone in the world to enjoy that happy secure life I was fortunate to experience as a child.
The world has always been a cruel place in which it was difficult to survive.
A great architecture would not only shelter, it would feed, keep well, healthy, and safe from natural disaster and enemies. It would be a panacea.