Philip Pape

What architect/artist/designer inspires you and why?
Santiago Calatrava – I am drawn to the breathtaking feats of architecture and engineering in the service of elegant and humanistic modern forms. The sum of Calatrava’s work combines art, architecture and structural systems into harmonious forms that inspire my spirit.

Name a visionary that influences your architectural practice.
Elon Musk – It’s not hard to see why anyone would be inspired from great minds like Elon Musk, his visionary influences to the modern mode of transportation has transcended the status quo. He draws his inspirations with the greater good of mankind as his underlying motivation and has the uncanny ability to translate those lofty goals into engineered solutions.

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk

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