Bashing Architects With Lawsuit, as MIT Did, Kills Innovation | Bloomberg

Frank Gehry, FAIA, is a celebrated architect noted for employing innovative materials applied in ways that defy convention. One project, the $300M Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been criticized on multiple fronts. While the design aesthetics have been called into question, numerous design and construction defects were alleged and the resulting case was recently settled under undisclosed terms. James Russell of Bloomberg addresses some these issues suggesting that risk aversion is stifling progress in the built environment: