MIT | Cypress Semiconductor
I am in Cambridge (not Bass-ton) to visit MIT. In 1888 Charles and Henry Greene studied at the MIT School of Architecture and went out west to become pivotal leaders in the West Coast style of Arts and Crafts Architecture. Although not considered part of the California bungalow school, their work was a big influence on the California designers. I am staying in Cambridge and when I went to dinner I took a walk in an older neighborhood. As a walked around I could see houses that showed some of the influences the MIT school had on the Greens. (Heavy use of wood shingle siding, simpler lines, a move away from Victorian gingerbread and overt bay windows.) It became apparent to me how much influence the MIT School of Architecture had on a whole design style 3000 lies away. It was like seeing an architecture missing link. At a time that most Architects went to Europe to study, the Greens learned a different American style.
I like to think that we, at Cypress, are developing a while new style of design and our work will have significant impact on the direction of future system design. 30 years from now it will be interesting to have people look back at our work and say, Those Cypress guys really knew their stuff!