"Lumsden is one of the leading architects of the world."
Excerts from San Francisco Herald Examiner - December 12, 1984.
Rai Okamoto - Head of San Francisco Planning Department and Urban Design Consultant for the Redevelopment Agency.

"Six of the bravest of the middle generation of American Architects were selected by the Museum of Modern Art to participate.. Lumsden's project is perhaps the most astonishing of the six. None of the refinements of a technologically directed architecture are abandoned. Rather, its deliberate forms are placed at the service of what might be described as lyricism. The result is a work of considerable originality."
Arthur Drexler - Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Best Products Showroom Competition, 1979.

"Lumsden is, in addition, a very practical architect. . . .  The overwhelming force of this design makes it the most startling of all."
Phillip Johnson - For Best Products Showroom Competition.
Museum of Modern Art, 1979.

"The Los Angeles architect with the longest track record and most respected reputation in the design of public projects is Anthony Lumsden."
Excerpts from "Fine Design," Los Angeles Times Sunday, May 8, 1994.
Leon Whiteson - Architectural critic for the Los Angeles Times.

"By the general consent of colleagues and critics, ranging from intensely opinionated minds like Britain's Charles Jencks and Reyner Banham to practicing peers like Lou Naidorf, director of design for Ellerbe Becket Associates, Lumsden is one of the best mainstream modernist in America, or anywhere. Tony Lumsden may be the best all-round architect in Los Angeles right now, Lou Naidorf says generously. And the least publicly acclaimed."
Excerpts from "Unsung Master," Los Angeles Times Sunday, July 15, 1984.--
Leon Whiteson - Architectural critic for the Los Angeles Times.

"Lumsden has not only learned to do a tower, he has developed an approach which breaks with the classical attitude favored since Louis Sullivan came home from Paris and applied the principle of base, shaft, and capital to the tall building.  Ideal was the force and power of attitude. . .without a single dissenting line.  Lumsden's buildings dissent magnificently."
Description of Lumsden's work in Architecture and Modernism.
Ester McCoy - Architectural Historian.

"Instead of a classical box with predetermined facades and axes, Lumsden's designs gently curving facades. . . .  It is a more open aesthetic, like that of Mies's Expressionist skyscraper projects of the early twenties."
Excertps from "Architecture Today."
Charles Jencks - Architectural Critic and Historian.

"The achievement of the architecture of Anthony Lumsden lies in the dynamic way in which his buildings manage the tension between reason and feeling."

"The rational foundation of his work derives from the Modernism of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. Its expressiveness comes from the manner in which Lumsden has charged that rationalism with an imagery which both honors and transforms its aspirations."

"Lumsden's technology is always intrinsic to the buildings structural system.  Though he can be very bold, he seldom essays a bravura gesture for its own sake."

"For Lumsden, architecture has to do primarily with the search for culturally meaningful shapes that are both honest and true.  These are the buildings that outlast fashion and retain their essential energy through time."

"Lumsden's oeuvre has grown steadily stronger in character and refinement over the past three decades. Today Lumsden's design energy is at its peak."
Excerpts from "Anthony J. Lumsden:  A Critical View," November 1993 Issue of Space Design (Japan).
Leon Whiteson - Architectural critic for the Los Angeles Times.