Students from English 101 will be visiting us over the next few weeks, most of them for the first time, and so — mulling over our architecture exhibition — I think of them approaching the building as a building; I imagine them walking over the car park or through the garden towards us.
Years ago they would have been coming to a natural history museum. Before that they would have been about to use a gym. With divergent expectations they would have been walking towards the same set of walls and ceiling. Our appearance now is not the appearance that the original architect would have designed for us.
Who was our architect? Off the top of my head I’m not sure. I could look it up. What were the sketches like?
What did the client say to them?