This came in my inbox, and I thought it was appropriate for this blog. Unfortunately, I don’t know who was the author of this parody. UPDATE: source of the dialogue is here: http://www.sputoandlammert.com
Movie Remake: “A FEW GOOD ENGINEERS”
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: You want answers?
ARCHITECT: I think I’m entitled to them.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: You want answers?!
ARCHITECT: I want the truth!
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: You can’t HANDLE the truth!!
Son, we live in a world that has BEAMS, GIRDERS AND COLUMNS. And those things have to SUPPORT THE BUILDING. Who’s gonna DESIGN THEM? You?
You, Mr. Architect?
Structural engineers have their opinions about architects. The relationship between the two requires synergy, but sometimes the architect’s “vision” conflicts with the engineer’s sense of constructability.
So I smiled when I saw this cartoon by Steve Duenes, published in the New Yorker on Oct. 30, 2006.