"Architecture is above all very fragile in its inception. It must be nurtured and cultivated. The crunching iron shoes of public opinion can easily end the journey. An oblivion of bureaucracy or insensitive word blasts can crush its preliminary phases. The journey from the abstract requires extraordinary commitment and belief. To realize an individual abstract vision demands even more audacious desire. Twenty-four times rejected, still we hope one more time be accepted. Amazingly we build something! Inspiring strategies animate space and light endowed with a vital program. Drawers of drawings of buildings unrealized give way to a concrete vision. For some unknowing soul in the future, architecture will spatially arouse, new feelings will be discovered. The journey will begin anew."

Steven Holl "Parallax", Princeton Architectural Press 2000