A N . A S S O C I A T I O N . O F . P E O P L E . F R O M
A L L . W A L K S . O F . L I F E
W I T H . A R C H I T E C T S . A N D . B U I L D E R S
W E . A R E . R E B U I L D I N G . O U R . N E I G H B O R H O O D S
S L O W L Y . R E B U I L D I N G . T H E . E A R T H
In the late 1970s, Christopher Alexander became an icon in the architecture world with his book, A Pattern Language. In it, he argued for injecting personal, emotional and spiritual qualities into manmade structures, streets and cities. Alexander’s book challenged the architectural establishment and derided much that’s been built over the past century as "deadly."
"In these postmodern times of distortional post-structural theories and cynical deconstructivist designs, Alexander’s work is a beacon illuminating a way to make the world more robust, beautiful, and kindů this vision and work may well inspire a new generation of practitioners and thinkers, and so a virtuous circle may proceed." — David Seamon, Professor in the Department of Architecture, Kansas State University