Why I am Quitting Architecture School (after Don Draper)

Recently I have ended a long relationship with Architecture School, and I’m relieved. For over 4 years I devoted myself to peddling an ideology for which good work is irrelevant, because people can’t stop themselves from buying into it. An ideology that never improves, that causes illness, and makes people unhappy. But there was money in it. A lot of money. In fact, my entire student loan depended on it. I knew it wasn’t good for me, but I couldn’t stop.

And then, when Architecture School moved their business elsewhere, I realized, here was my chance to be someone who could sleep at night, because I know what I’m designing doesn’t kill my clients.

So as of today, Jedidiah Gordon-Moran will no longer make Architecture for Architecture School. I know it’s going to be hard. If you’re interested in Architecture School-approved work, here’s a list of Architecture Schools that do it well: Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, and, Louis Kahn.

As for me, I welcome all other business because I'm certain that my best work is still ahead of me.


Jedidiah Gordon-Moran

Masters Candidate

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture