“Pleased”, barely describes my reaction to Michael Speaks article “After Theory” in the June Record. An architectural “theory” is woefully outclassed by those in physics or chemistry. But I am mostly concerned that being “cool” and “engaged” will soon become discarded theories in a changing world. Speaks’ views would resonate more forcibly had he ratcheted up his thinking and viewed architecture as a craft, which it is, rather than an art form struggling to find an academic home.

James A. Gresham, FAIA
Tucson, AZ