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ME Enderlin

Another of my mentors, Prof Bill Burgett at the University of Oklahoma, said this to me once in a third-year studio: “There are no bad materials; only bad uses of material.” This Methodist church in Enderlin, North Dakota, might challenge Bill’s position.

As I play the design game at Agincourt, it has been important to remember Bill’s words: to choose materials of an age appropriate to their popularity at that time and in that place. To view architecture (as a former friend once told me) after the “scales” have fallen from my eyes.

I kinda like it.

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