"Architecture, whether as a town or a building, is the reconciliation of ourselves with the natural land. At the necessary juncture of culture and place, architecture seeks not only the minimal ruin of landscape, but something more difficult: a replacement of what was lost with something that atones for the loss. In the best architecture, this replacement is through an intensification of the place where it emerges no worse for human intervention, where culture's shaping of the land to specific use results in the heightening of beauty and presence. In these places we seem worthy of existence."

W.G. Clark