To gain the title of master is not an easy feat 1. Learning a particular craft takes time, attention and dedication. Recently, this type of commitment has become old fashioned, even burdensome. New commitments to production and efficiency have forced the American craftsmen and builders to change theirs as well. This shift has in many ways removed the thinking from making 2. It has removed the joy of labor and craft, in effect removing the dignity and pride of work 3. Current architectural discourse has emphasized and promoted personal value and self-worth through the buildings we build. However, the promotion of this ethical stance has gone largely unnoticed towards the builders of the American built environment. By placing the tool back into the craftsman's hands and teaching him how to think he begins to more fully know himself and know his work. He becomes dignified through his craft. The employment of these skilled craftsmen raises the standards of building. The architect can be more reliant on the skill of the craftsman while the craftsman can be more assured of employment. One ceases to be above the other but both, with complementary skills, are able to achieve the full realization of their work through the other.