The building art is, in reality, always the spatial execution of spiritual decisions. It is bound to its times and manifests itself only in addressing vital tasks with the means of its times. A knowledge of the times, its tasks, and its means is the necessary precondition of work in the building art.
Education must lead us from the irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgment. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Therefore, let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe