Brett Steele discusses the architectural thesis project with Hernan Diaz Alonso. Steele begins with a survey of significant projects from the past, arguing that these projects are more interesting for their new ways of making an argument than for their designs. He argues that the thesis project–like architecture schools themselves–must be about communication. Steele responds to comments from Diaz Alonso and the audience about collaboration, criticiality, personal exploration, conformity and the shift from history to technology at the center of architectural discourse. Steele argues that the task of a thesis project is to communicate a coherent argument.