Architecture: What it means to me.
Architecture to me is to be persistent. While designing my first house, I think persistence is one of the most important factors that got the project done. Between trying to get the clients to see the vision, picking a new site for the house, the countless different models and design options given to the client, the countless emails, or on-site changes. Persistence is how you see a vision and stick to it. Persistence is how fundamental elements are kept throughout a project. There are moments in a project when you have self-doubt, lack of knowledge, anxiety, or loss of drive; but you just persevere till you get that next big idea, motivation, or break through. Then, when it’s all said and done, you look back at how far you have come and what you have accomplished. You get what all architects or designers want, that overwhelming release of accomplishment. However, perseverance is just the first step and I think that it is something everyone will feel at some point and it will be a driving force you will use for the rest of your career.