We as architects place things into the world in such specific ways, it is hard to confront the idea that when they are built they are no longer ours. Architecture becomes of the world, and in that way our specificity becomes arbitrary. When understood against the scale of the universe, in time, objects become artifacts, meaning is lost, and we are gone; it is both a terrifying and beautiful notion. Architecture gains us legibility of time, in the marks we leave, so an uncertain future can imbue new meaning.
Sean Michael Higgins (AIA Assoc.) is a designer based out of Minneapolis, MN. He received both his Bachelor's Degree and Masters in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. His work varies from small scale installation, to representational investigation, to contemporary furniture design. In 2015 he won the Richard Morrill award for best Masters Final Project.