65 Architect Quotes On Success In Life

These architect quotes will inspire you. Architect, a person who designs and guides a plan, project, etc, or designs and configure (a program or system).

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging architect quotes, architect sayings, and architect proverbs.

Best Architect Quotes

  1. “When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.” ~ Colleen Barrett
  2. “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller , Future architect quotes
  3. “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  4. “Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” ~ Le Corbusier

  5. “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  6. “Architecture begins where engineering ends.” ~ Walter Gropius
  7. “Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  8. “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” ~ Frank Gehry

  9. “He who rejects change is the architect of decay.” ~ Harold Wilson
  10. “Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  11. “I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  12. “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” ~ Harold Wilson

  13. “Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.” ~ Richard Rogers
  14. “Architecture is the art of how to waste space.” ~ Philip Johnson
  15. “Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It’s a phenomenal lesson.” ~ Bob Proctor
  16. “Artists to my mind are the real architects of change.” ~ William S. Burroughs

  17. “No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, time-saving to make them identical.” ~ Michael Ende , Architect quotes design
  18. “Nothing requires the architect’s care more than the due proportions of buildings.” ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
  19. “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  20. “If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect’s task – his most difficult task – is always that of selecting.” ~ Arne Jacobsen

  21. “Sympathetic cracks. A term frequently used by architects and surveyors in terms of ageing houses. I know what they mean.” ~ Ted Dexter
  22. “Can’t nothing make your life work if you ain’t the architect.” ~ Terry McMillan
  23. “No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.” ~ John Ruskin
  24. “The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions.” ~ Helmut Jahn

  25. “A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.” ~ Walter Scott
  26. “I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission… (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning” ~ Kenzo Tange
  27. “In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they’re special when they win a competition.” ~ Helmut Jahn
  28. “Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.” ~ Seneca the Younger

  29. “God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.” ~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  30. “An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.” ~ John Ruskin , Architect quotes about nature
  31. “My dad’s an architect and my mom owned a French bakery for twelve years.” ~ Alison Lohman
  32. “The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect worth their names wants to build a shoebox.” ~ Rem Koolhaas

  33. “My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we – architects – can effect the quality of life of the people.” ~ Richard Rogers
  34. “The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  35. “The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.” ~ Benjamin Haydon
  36. “I almost rented a house by an architect named Schindler, but I couldn’t afford it. It was a jewel” ~ Parker Stevenson

  37. “I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five. I compared their articulation of wall surfaces, which I enjoyed very much” ~ Parker Stevenson
  38. “Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  39. “Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and sculpture are but images, Are merely shadows cast by outward things On stone or canvas, having in themselves No separate existence. Architecture, Existing in itself, and not in seeming A something it is not, surpasses them As substance shadow.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  40. “A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.” ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

  41. “I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex – where it has stood before – and lead the world.” ~ Tadao Ando
  42. “I went to visit my father to tell him that I was going to go to college and become an architect – that was my dream. I was like, yeah I graduated from school, but it’s not like you showed up for that. But all he was worried about is whether or not I wanted money from him.” ~ Jake Roberts
  43. “My father, Robert Ernst, was teaching as an architect at the technical high school of our city.” ~ Richard Ernst
  44. “That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything – people want to be appreciated for what they have done.” ~ David Amram

  45. “All architecture is great architecture after sunset.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  46. “Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.” ~ Jimmy Breslin
  47. “I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.” ~ Alexander Jackson Davis
  48. “There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.” ~ Edwin Lutyens

  49. “Light, God’s eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.” ~ Thomas Fuller
  50. “Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  51. “I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?” ~ Philip Johnson
  52. “In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.” ~ Arthur Erickson

  53. “The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.” ~ Arthur Erickson
  54. “Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.” ~ John C. Portman, Jr.
  55. “Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.” ~ Renzo Piano
  56. “Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.” ~ Julia Morgan

  57. “Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space … On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” ~ Zaha Hadid
  58. “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” ~ Steve Martin
  59. “Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.” ~ Rem Koolhaas
  60. “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.” ~ Renzo Piano

  61. “Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.” ~ Ernest Dimnet
  62. “I feel most strongly about Jerusalem, because architects ultimately have to address that city.” ~ Ben Nicholson
  63. “Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

  64. “As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” ~ Norman Foster
  65. “I learn more from creative people in other disciplines than I do even from other architects because I think they have a way of looking at the world that is really important.” ~ Tom Kundig

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One thought on “65 Architect Quotes On Success In Life

  • January 5, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Is there any quote to the idea that “architects have the unique vision to see something that isn’t there yet”.


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