Architects need not be tortured artists

Architects need multiple personalities. To be successful, one has to combine a diverse set of contradictory skills, from visionary artist to hard-nosed lawyer, and encompassing all manner of occupations including businessman, social scientist, technologist, accountant, salesman and marriage guidance counsellor.

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