An Interview with architect William Scholtens
As featured in:
Green Community Connections, February 02, 2012
"An Interview with local architect William Scholtens" conducted by Amy Boruta.
Elements' Design Philosophy begins to emerge here. As William describes a walk through the streets of Oak Park, observing and reflecting upon buildings built four generations ago and asks the question: "What made this a building worthy of preservation?"
"Build once, well. There are so many riches in this little phrase. I approach each project with the mindset that buildings require precious, limited resources and therefore should be used for a very long time. In my experience, buildings that last for generations are lovable, memorable, place-specific, and built with durable materials and sound detailing . . . Listen to the place. Listen to the client. Work until you love the design.”
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