Cathedral thinking. The phrase has been in the air for some years—not as one might expect, under the domes and arches in churches, but in the marketplace. It describes the mindset one adopts when building a cathedral, a concept that recognizes the care and commitment of people who contribute to a cause, even though they will never see the completion of the decades-long task.
Larry Morgan, PE, is Client Services Manager and Senior Engineer at TKDA, Saint Paul, Minnesota. This article summarizes remarks made at a Centennial lecture earlier this year and presentations made throughout the Twin Cities.