Dean Tom Fisher wrote a guest entry for the University of Minnesota Press Blog on "Making a place's invisible elements visible: The architecture of David Salmela." In the posting, Fisher reflects on his "unlikely role of being the world's expert on David Salmela" and what he admires in Salmela's work.
"I also value David's ability to create one compelling building after another under conditions that many architects would find impossible. He works largely alone, out of his own house in Duluth, Minnesota -- far from the big cities that house most of the world's architectural talent -- and he works mostly for middle-class clients, designing houses, cabins, and saunas for relatively modest budgets."
- "Making a place's invisible elements visible: The architecture of David Salmela" by Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota Press Blog