Over at Archinect, Holz, commenting on a post of Ray Kappe taking the viewer on a video tour of his seminal house, suggests that Kappe gives a manifesto of sorts….
“I was once asked what I think are the ten most important principles that helped make me a successful architect, planner, and educator“…
Excerpted from (here)
(1) Think positively, not negatively.
(2) Accept structure but know that it is to be questioned and broken
(3) Always be willing to explore, experiment and invent. Do not
accept the status quo.
(4) Know yourself and keep your work consistent with who you are
and how you think.
(5) Maintain good moral and social values.
(6) Be humble, honest, compassionate, and egalitarian.
(7) Have conviction about your work.
(8) Be open and say yes to most ideas and requests. The good ones will be valuable, the bad ones will cease to exist.
(9) Allow employees and fellow workers freedom and the ability
to work to their strengths. Avoid hierarchy.
(10) Money should be the residual of work, not the goal. But do not
compromise your worth.”