Warren Callister: Listening for architecture
Boldly modern, yet arising from the spirit of the place. This is how Dave Weinstein characterizes Warren Callisters work in his illustrated SF Chronicle article Warren Callister: Listening for architecture. Instructive are the architects own words on the work:
Its not International Style. Its more regional in feeling, he says. The work I do is trying to reflect the region Im in.
Callister comes up with designs by walking the site and listening, a technique he learned from photographer Minor White. You leave yourself open and it all starts flooding in, he says. Youre listening for more than superficial things. The most powerful things come in when you listen.