Judgment places architecture’s content into a swirling constellation of parts that exceed themselves.Judgment enables details to form lucid systems. It lets unassuming matter — sheetrock, glass, ducts, dirt, steel — revolve around definitions of space that are at once confident and open to life.
Judgment invigorates the professionalisms, problem-solvings, and on-time, on-budget protocols that course through buildings. Judgment doesn’t deny the importance of any of these traits. It denies that any of them on their own can constitute architecture.
They can’t. Judgment can.