Three decades on, a retrospective of our work evidences us staying true to our initial design core values and paradigms. In the process of gradually uploading more of an oeuvre of some 80 projects and 50 competitions to our website format, we still profess a common impetus of taking every single one as profound grounds for asking the same questions of essentiality: - what is its contribution? - is it placemaking? - is it spacemaking? In this commitment we have been blessed with numerous faithful partners: clients, boards, consultants, contractors, and Werkgefährten [work companions] have become and continue to be a strong basis for timelessly flying this flag in an ever changing world. We wish to thank everyone involved as our invaluable partners in this process of good practice with longevity.