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Q & A

peopleDavid Bernstein Levitt Bernstein

When and where were you born?

24 June 1939, New York City.

What is your favourite building and why?

Farnsworth House - timeless simplicity.

What is your favourite restaurant/meal?

Any pasta at San Giovanni, Casarza, Italy.

What vehicle(s) do you own?

A Smart and a 2CV.

What is your favourite film?

Fellini's La Strada.

What is your favourite book?

American Pastoral by Philip Roth.

What is your favourite 'design classic'?

Eames Lounge Chair.

What is the worst building you've ever seen and why?

Good grief? there are so many.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?

Louis Kahn - I was one of his students.

Who is the most talented architect you've worked with?

Patrick Hodgkinson.

If you hadn't been an architect, what would you have been?


What would your advice be to architectural students?

Design for your clients as well as yourself.

What would your motto be?

That sounds like a 'mission statement' to me - no thanks.

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