As part of a regular series, AR asks a panel of industry experts – including Sydney Director, Jason Marriott - their response to the following question: What does legacy mean to you and what would you like yours to be?
At Ignite we look at legacy as an interconnection across time: we learn from the past, create in the present and leave for the future. If we work without a sense of creating a legacy, we lose meaning in life.
The notion of ‘legacy’ reminds us of death, but at the same time it informs us of life and what is important. The older you get, the more you reflect on this point. As you mature as an architect, the creation of meaningful designs that improve the human condition and contribute to society becomes more important.
Through innovation in design we, as architects, achieve our most meaningful legacy. Through challenging the status quo and questioning design norms we achieve a deeper and more intrinsic project understanding, and drive innovation.
Only by innovating do we bring change and create value. Instead of copying, we need to dismantle and reassemble proven ideas, while providing a learning platform for future design adjustment and improvement.