Quote of the Day: Robert Stern on When All Architecture is Green Architecture

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Robert Stern is Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, discussing sustainable design in Environment Yale. UTNE Reader picks up the story and illustrates it with.....a parking garage?

"I don't think sustainability is a design aesthetic, any more than having electricity in your building, or telephones, or anything else," says Stern. "It's an ethic, a basic consideration that we have to have as architects designing buildings." ..... Stern argues "in 10 years we're not going to talk about sustainability anymore, because it's going to be built into the core processes of architecture." Advertising sustainability, he says, will be like an architect getting up in front of a room to "proudly proclaim how his buildings didn't fall down."