“I think in five years, there’ll be three people doing it. In ten years, there’ll be 500 people doing it, design firms. I think it’s a cultural shift that is going to last a long time,” said Alesch.
And whether it’s new built to old standards, or an old building saved for a new generation, the effect is often the same: great buildings move us.
“Historic architecture is part of our culture, just the way art, music, literature, these [are] part of our culture,” Goldberger said.