Back to the Drawing Board

Louis Kahn, one of Penn’s greatest teachers of the last century, said, “The city is the place of availabilities. It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life.” I remember the exact moment I saw something in a city that made me want to be an architect. I was 16, and my parents were dropping me off at college. On the way, we went to New York to meet my only relatives in the East: my great-great-Aunt Opal and Uncle Lou…READ MORE

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