Frank Gehry, the award-winning architect and artist, once said, “Architecture should speak of its time and place, yet yearn for timelessness.” This is one of the most famous quotes ever spoken about the art of architecture, and for good reason. It truly speaks to the nature of the art. It is an architect’s job to both appeal to the era-specific sensibilities of the people, while taking its place in the history great buildings.
While every building ever built isn’t a great masterpiece, they all have the potential to be. For example, the church down the road may not seem like a marvel of the architectural world, but for the people who worship within its walls, it represents a safe haven. It represents a place of worship and fellowship that cannot be replicated outside of that building. While all architects do their best to create an aesthetically pleasing building, sometimes function and formality take a higher precedent.
All of this is to say that when you hire an architect to complete a project, you are working with someone who is both an artist and a mathematician. You are working with someone who has one eye on the history of architecture, one eye on the future of architecture, and all while thinking about the contemporary necessities and aesthetics of architecture. You are hiring someone who is passionate, dedicated, and fiery in their appreciation and application of architectural standards.
Vanman Architects and Builders that are eager to jumpstart the New Year with new projects and proposals that will become part of the annals of architectural history. We’re excited to see what this year brings in trends and technological advancements, while keeping the heart of the art in the center of our work. We want to bring people beautiful places to live, work, shop, learn, and play, all while incorporating the new and celebrating the time-tested. Join us in the New Year as we work towards that goal. Contact us to get started on your new building or your renovation plans. We’re excited to start 2018 with you!