The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.