The Architect must sign and stamp his drawings prior to acquiring a building permit. The signature should always be present in any and all the buildings that I have designed. Sometimes I hear that all my buildings look alike.

Maybe that's my signature. They all need to be honest to the location, to the scale and the function. Does a hotel need to look like a church? Or a church look like an apartment? If I didn't accomplish the above I would have failed my clients and the city that gave me the permit.

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