We probably don’t need to convince you to say yes to that coffee date with the cute architect you’ve been flirting with, but here are a few reasons to date an architect anyway. Brains are sexy — and architects use both sides of theirs.
And Ted Mosby, “Architect of Destruction,” had us all wishing we signed up for Architecture 101.) You’ll be dating a real one.
Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, Lella Vignelli and Massimo Vignelli, Margaret Mc Curry and Stanley Tigerman, Frances Halsband and Robert Kliment, Diana Agrest and Mario Gandelsonas, Laurie Hawkinson and Henry Smith-Miller, Kimberly Jeanne Holden and Gregg Andrew Pasquarelli, Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, Coren and William Sharples, Ray and Charles Eames, Liz Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Reima and Raili Pietilä, Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang... The list above, which is in no way encyclopedic, represents just a few of the famous architects who have chosen to marry other architects.A testament to the dating tactic of staring really hard as a valid flirting strategy, Meejin and Eric were wed in Saarinen's M. Their first commission, which shaped their following work, was the austere Hunstanton School.Built at the tail end of England's steel rationing, the project embraced the idea of an eclectic assemblage and resisted modular building—which had become a tired trope of post-war architecture.Nine years later, the two were married and had co-founded a firm whose work would eclipse each of their prior resumes.Their recent Wunderkammer project for the 2012 Venice Biennial was produced with their design prodigy son, Kai Williams.
Jing Liu had just quit her job doing residential spa architecture and, with her husband, rented a desk space in DUMBO and picked up a license.