Koen de Winter
Prof. Paul Rothstein
I can be inspired by the work attributed to some of the other names, but I can't say I'm inspired by the designers. I don't know them or how they work. Therefore, my list is made up of people that I know to some degree, other than Louis Sullivan. I keep running across stories about Sullivan that inspire me, so I'll give him the credit for that.
"Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at...." Thoreau