Bring on the Modern 

I wish to applaud Edwin Slipek for bringing to our attention some of the characteristics of good contemporary architecture and Richmond's preference for "watered-down versions of classicism" in his story on the Virginia Center for Architecture's "Young Architects of Spain" exhibit.

Well-designed modern architecture would not only provide a more interesting and vibrant environment in our area but would also offer people choice in their living and working places.

Forget not that Thomas Jefferson was a revolutionary who brought a new architectural aesthetic to Virginia. For his time, he was a contemporary architect who eschewed the established Georgian style referring to the Governor's Mansion in Williamsburg as "an unruly pile of bricks."

Sanford Bond
3north architects
Richmond

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