Everyone Can Draw

Several Mackey Mitchell staff members attended the lecture by architect Daniel Libeskind at Washington University’s Graham Chapel earlier in the week.  Libeskind focused on the importance of drawing and having an architectural idea – a message Gene Mackey (Salk Institute sketch) has repeated throughout the years. According to Libeskind, “Everybody can draw – if you can write, you can draw.” Of his own drawings Libeskind has said, “The physical act of drawing with one’s hand is an important part of the architectural process. An architect needs to know how to draw; unless there is a connenction of eye, hand, and mind, the drawing of the building will lose the human soul altogether and become an abstract exercise.”