Sharing the building process with a client is intimate, and humbling. Having the time and ability to share is rare. You’re not the client’s friend, but you get to know them in a profound way. You seek to understand what their potential is. You meet at the table and surrender. It is the architect’s job to understand what’s important for the client. That’s your oxygen. If you cannot understand them, you’re doing something wrong. 

Lee F. Mindel