Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.

Arthur Erickson

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.

Arthur Erickson

Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.

Arthur Erickson

Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?

Arthur Erickson

The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.

Arthur Erickson

The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.

Arthur Erickson

Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.

Arthur Erickson

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.

Arthur Erickson

We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.

Arthur Erickson