Insights – Wisdom from Distinguished Colleagues
Richard Bliss Nelson, AIA
An oral history of Richard Bliss Nelson, AIA, one of AIA Santa Barbara's most memorable and adored architects. (By Robert L. Ooley, FAIA)
One of Europe's most experimental architects talks about her unique highrise designs and the challenges of a male-dominated profession.
Chuck Davis, FAIA
Chuck Davis, partner at EHDD, discusses memorable clients and projects, including David Packard on the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Carol Ross Barney, FAIA
Chicago's beloved Ross Barney discusses design, teaching, her education as one of few female students, and her noncomformist firm.
Larry Scarpa, FAIA
Los Angeles architect and educator describes himself as full of contraditions: demanding, easy, driven, playful.
Thom Mayne, FAIA
A 220-volt personality reflects on his life and tranformations.
Beverly Willis, FAIA
Beverly discusses her background as an artist and unconventional path to licensure, her innovative use of technology, and her view of a profession dominated by men.
Steven Ehrlich, FAIA
AIA 2016 Firm of the Year founder discusses his trademarked "Multi-Cultural Modernism" and his highly collaborative design approach.
Paul Welch, Jr., Hon. AIACC
AIACC's guiding force discusses architects? benevolence and how they can get more involved in public service.
Jack MacAllister, FAIA
Life lessons from an architect who ran a major project for Louis Kahn when he was just 23 years old.
Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE
From his early exposure to civil engineering and love for the environment, Gwynn discusses how he subconsciously integrated form and function.
Robert Ivy, FAIA, CEO
Architect, design critic, writer and CEO of the AIA gives his views on place, space and the profession.
Peter Dodge, FAIA
The first "D" in EHDD discusses his circuitous path into architecture, being in Bolivia and Burning Man.
Helmut Jahn, FAIA
International "archigeer" Helmut Jahn on solving problems in a new way and why some designs fail the test of time.
George Homsey, FAIA
Often referred to as a "task master," George reflects on his decades at EHDD, Sea Ranch and working under Joseph Esherick.