"Modern architecture has spent too much time studying joints in building, most of the time forgetting the most important joint of all: that of the building itself to its site. The architect must remember that there is a time to be bold, but more often there is a time to be humble. If the architect is a sensitive one, then the Voices of the Site will tell him whether the environment is weak and this requires him to be strong and dominant; or strong and that he in turn should be docile and subservient."
Richard England, born in Malta, 3 Oct. 1937, is an architect, writer, artist and academic. He graduated in Architecture at the University of Malta. He then continued his studies in Italy at the Milan Polytechnic and also worked as a student-architect in the studio of the Italian architect-designer Gio Ponti.
He is also a sculptor, photographer, poet, artist and author of a number of books. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Malta, having acted as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture between 1987 and 1989. He is also an Hon. Fellow at the University of Bath in the UK, and an Academician and Vice-President of the International Academy of Architecture.