In his recently published book on Aalto, Utzon and Fehn, Roger Tyrrell explains how the etomology of the word 'architecture' is drawn from two Ancient Greek words: arch [meaning 'of the origin'] and techne [meaning a 'drawing forth' or 'revealing']. In the same way Roger elucidates the key characteristics of an archaeologist, to actually reveal, the architect must too be concerned with the actual revealing of the origin, otherwise it is a mere drawing or building.
The Architect reveals the origin through building. Architects being builders is not a new thing, the Ancients did it, I have met developer Architects who do it and we are currently collaborating with maker Architects and in the Workshop we make too. I undeniably learn the most about myself and the architecture I make, by learning through making. Having as vision or origin of an idea or space or action is one thing, but I have learnt over the last 10 years building in London, making it a reality, is something very different. The dissatisfaction of some elements of the process of revealing the origin is almost always outweighed by the satisfaction of revealing the origin to others - through materials fused together in physical space. Once you reveal the origin, it resonates within you and itself and others.