Welcome to Marcia Stobie Architect

“Architecture is normally conceived (designed) and realized (built) in response to an existing set of conditions.  These conditions may be purely functional in nature, or they may reflect, in varying degrees, social, economic, political, even whimsical or symbolic intentions.  In any case, it is assumed that the existing set of conditions – the problem – is less than satisfactory, and that a new set of conditions – a solution – would be desirable.  The act of creating architecture, then, is a problem-solving process.”
Francis D. K. Ching, Architecture:  Form – Space & Order