Introduction by Robert Mangurian, in which he speaks of both the credentials of Hodgetts and Fung, as well as personal experiences with them. Hodgetts attended Yale University and met Mangurian while a student at the University of California at Berkeley. Fung attended the University of California, Los Angeles and received a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. Both have received many awards. Mangurian states that Hodgetts and Fung are doing what all architects should do, which would be to get involved and tackle as many issues as possible.