"It was only in the image, but it had an understanding of unity and simplicity [that] talked to the mystery of architecture embedded in platonic form."
"I find this very interesting as an idea; as an idea, it can exist as a winner. I would find it distressing to have it exist as a building."
"You’re right, particularly the third image on the left at the bottom, which is an oculus bookended by orthogonal gridded stuff. That is distressing."
"It’s nice to see someone be unafraid of what has been dismissed as nostalgic for so long. It’s ok to tap into the past, whether it’s through abstraction or style."
"When I see that axon, I love it. I love that it is a cluster of several towers by which these different [educational] disciplines co-exist inside. That little axon is worth everything. That doesn’t make this a winner for me, but I want to defend that little axon."
"I really like it as a concept."
"I think it’s a finalist, for sure. It’s good that people were involved in ideas in an ideas competition."