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While it’s instructive to look back at the distance we’ve come in the past twenty-five years, it is just as appropriate to look ahead. In this issue’s call for submissions, we suggested, “As architects, it is our job to build on the past, while we speculate optimistically about the future.” Architects are, after all, predictors of the future. We can’t know what lies ahead,
and yet we plan, design, model and draw architectural schemes that will be built at a future date and will continue to be experienced by people that we may never have met and may not even have been born yet.
So, we asked our readers to think a little further ahead and suggest what they thought the next twenty-five years might bring – professionally and generally. A few writers have taken up the challenge, making some bold predictions. One writer has spun a romantic story about an unlikely future – always remembering that only the past can be factual; stories about the
future must always be fictional.