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.

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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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