By Jeff Mills
Design has influenced and shaped the United States in many ways, bringing worldwide ingenuity into our melting pot. Over the last hundreds of years our country has opened its arms to accept people from all over the world and those people bring with them inherited tastes in design. These different backgrounds and lifestyles help broaden our thoughts in design possibility and help us to see how design works in other countries.
It also presents ideas to combine design cultures together. For example, a man named James Hoban designed the Charleston County Courthouse in South Carolina after the Leinster House which is found in Dublin, Ireland. Not surprising, James was originally from Ireland and immigrated to the US after the Revolutionary War.
Bringing cultures together and seeing the result also influences other countries to take part as well. With doing so, America’s design has already and will continue to excel to greater heights.
Wishing you all a wonderfully designed Fourth of July from the Collins & DuPont Design Group!