Robert Venturi

In search of a style

In search of a style

Much of “architecture” is learned by using and living in our environment.

When we find our way to the entrance of a building, or we take a moment to enjoy the view through the door to the terrace and into the distance, we are practicing our skills that we have known all of our lives.

When we see something familiar, the reason that it is familiar is there are cues to the purpose – or the feelings – that are to be evoked by the architectural design.

Consider this: Alcorn & Benton Architects recently completed the renovation of the Burns Drugs building on Girard and incorporated some of the simplest and elemental lines and spaces. See if you can find the spiral...