The one thing all humans share is that we all inhabit the same limited amount of real estate, which is Planet Earth.
I don't have to come up with the best idea. It is my job to make sure that it is always the best idea that wins.
A kid in Minecraft can build a world and inhabit it through play. We have the possibility to build the world that we want to inhabit.
For me, architecture is the means, not the end. It's a means of making different life forms possible.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
Design our world so that we have positive social and environmental side effects.
In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.