ruminations about architecture and design

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

never finished

I need to learn to stop being honest with clients about architecture. They ask me: "When will it be done?" My honest answer: "Never." What I should be doing is making up some date in the future when the project will most certainly not be done. Phrases like "a couple weeks" or "by the end of summer" or "by Thanksgiving" are usually effective.

Every once in a while, by accident, something gets completed, but even then, we can find reasons to keep modifying it, or tearing it down to start over. Such is life.

I meant to put the ladder away. I'll get around to that.

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