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Interviews with the Architects

In the course of working on "Designing Idaho," we conducted several interviews with architects and those interested in architecture. You can view excerpts from four of those interviews by clicking the pictures.

jack smith
Jack Smith

"Architecture should be more than keeping the rain out. It should uplift the spirit and the soul, and take you to places maybe you wouldn't be. And great architecture has always done that."

mike and chris patano
Mike and
Chris Patano

"I don't think an Idaho style has evolved yet, which is exciting to me. I think there are a lot of people out there trying to figure out what that is going to be. I think you've got a great historical basis, but I don't think it's there yet."

charles hummel

"Architects are not vocal enough. I think architects have a duty to bring to people's attention what ought to be done to preserve the urban fabric. Architects... don't necessarily tell the city fathers what's good for them."

arthur hart
Arthur Hart

"I often think of one of Gertrude Stein's more eloquent remarks: 'when we got there, there was no there there.' That describes what happens to cities that don't preserve their architectural heritage."