Architecture in America today is not created for a single client. There are a host of invisible “clients,” i.e. forces that greatly influence the architectural outcome of a project: political, financial, cultural, environmental, technological and legal. The art of architecture today is not just about creating a work of art, but more about identifying all of these clients for a project and then satisfying them. With its consideration of a new library for the 21st Century and possible changes on Main Street to enhance its downtown, Peterborough may soon meet these hidden clients and have to deal with them. J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, will explore these conditions and also pursue an answer to the most important question, “What is the future for architecture as a profession?” He has lectured extensively on the practice of architecture and is a member of the core faculty at the Princeton University School of Architecture.