As a residential architect I am an optimist who has to prepare for a future of unknowns and create a vision for what is not there. Imagine all those designs by non residential architects, planning only for today, drawing exactly what you tell them to and never giving a thought for the future, the house builders who create boxes and dictate with government the minimum standards to achieve greater profits on building sites.
Without a residential architect we would only have these boxes, thank goodness for residential architects and more importantly thank goodness that I am a residential architect, remember most of the buildings and spaces that delight and inspire you were created by optimists. M