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JACK
PHILLIPS

Architectural Designer and Storyteller

The Storytelling of Architecture

            I like to think of architecture as the way by which we tell stories to our grandchildren’s grandchildren. The medium of this storytelling consists of stone, wood and steel, coordinated by design such that our built environment reflects the embedded care we seek to impart on it.

            By studying architecture both at home and abroad I’ve found thousands of stories told to me of the time and place; the care and love each architect and craftsman had for the buildings they built and designed. The excellence in design these examples leave us inspires me to take great care in suppling only the best design, documentation, and visualization I can.

"When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as out descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our fathers did for us.”

 - John Ruskin