Having been honored to have known Thomas Gordon Smith for nearly thirty years, first when I was his student and later as a friend, I think of this very magnanimous and brilliant man as the quintessential example of what it means to be an American.
Rev. Noah Waldman
Rev. Noah Waldman is pastor of Saint Martin of Tours in Saint Louis, Missouri, and studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame.
Articles by Rev. Noah Waldman
Shown is one of my favorite architectural drawings. It is Thomas Gordon Smith’s interpretation of the five Orders of architecture. Using Vitruvius as his model, Thomas shows how each of the five Classical Orders of architecture can be related to a five physical types of men and women.