Always by Design - Words of Wisdom

WORDS of wisdom


The Wisdom Project is a series of 26 essays, each keyed to a letter of the alphabet, in which architect Ed Barnhart distills observations and key lessons learned from over twenty years of design practice.


A is for: ANTICIPATE BUT…

B is for: BALANCE BEAUTIFULLY

C is for: CREATE COURAGE

D is for: DELIGHT IN DIVERSITY

E is for: ENGAGE ENTHUSIASTICALLY

F is for: FIND THE FIGURE

G is for: GET GROUNDED

H is for: HUMANS HAVE NEEDS

I is for: IMPROVE ITERATIVELY

J is for: JOY IS CONTAGIOUS

K is for: KNIT TOGETHER

L is for: LEAVE LEAVENING

M is for: MATERIALS MATTER

N is for: NAVIGATING THERE

O is for: OWN IT. SHARE IT.

P is for: PRACTICE PASSIONATELY

Q is for: QUESTION

R is for: RESPECT CONTEXT

S is for: STIMULATE SENSES+SOUL

T is for: TAKE LEAVE

U is for: UNCOVER WHAT IS UNIQUE

V is for: VALUE OTHERS’ SPACE

W is for: WOO WONDER

X is for: X MEANS HERE

Y is for: YEARNING ISN’T ENOUGH

Z is for: ZIP IT