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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.