As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.