Architects tend to take themselves very seriously. This is, for the most part, a very good thing.
We deal with large problems on a daily basis, often involving large tracts of real estate, large sums of money, and large personalities. Much is expected of us, and rightly so, for although much can go right, much can also go wrong. This is all highly stressful. And while many architects choose to deal with this stress by donning bow ties and drinking bottles of Nyquil between client meetings, we have consciously chosen another route.
This is an important point: “Capers,” as we call our semi-lavish yet underachieving asphaltic excursions, are a choice.
Capers are part of the program we have developed-part of the grand design of the el dorado. They are not just parties. They are wake-up calls to help distill our essence, and to help restore our Precious Bodily Fluids.