For a people's meaning in architecture
Price, E. Charles, Jr
Master of Architecture
There are many signs of a lack of meaning or importance to people's lives today. As shown by the fact that the vast majority of houses today are not designed by architects, the public no longer sees a worth in having their homes designed by architects. To begin to deal with both these problems, the architectural community needs a way of looking at Architecture that is less inwardly focused. Many current architects, by focusing on the architectural elite instead of on the user, have lost the ability to express meaning in a way beneficial to the public. To reinforce the feeling of worth in the individual and to imply a set of values that can be part of an idea about a way of living life, the architectural community needs to reorient itself away from philosophy and intellectual meaning and towards an understandable and believable meaning for the layman.