On the Student Architect


“Architectural educations’ first concern is to perpetuate a climate where the student is acutely and perceptively and incessantly aware of the creative process. We must understand that after all the building committees, the conflicting interests, the budget considerations and the limitations of his fellow man have been taken into consideration that his responsibility has just begun. He must understand that in the exhilarating, awesome moment when he takes pencil in hand, and holds it poised above a white sheet of paper, that he has suspended there all that has gone before and all that will ever be. The creative act is all that matters.”
Rudolph, Paul Marvin, 1918-1997. "The Architectural Education in U.S.A." Zodiac 8 (1961): 162-165.