Thursday of National Architecture Week focuses on the importance of Civic Engagement. The following AIA articles highlight the power that architects and design professionals can have when combining forces with civic leaders and invested community members.
The first article explains how working design sessions helped three communities who were rebounding from natural disasters or economic downturn through cooperation and design assistance.
The second article highlights similar challenges that both architects and mayors face in their positions:
“As perfectly stated by Gomez-Mot, ultimately architects and mayors are often reaching for the same important public goal: “redrawing spaces of possibility.'”
Check out these articles and more on the AIA’s BlueprintForBetter.org campaign site or engage with AIA National on Twitter to follow along with National Architecture Week.
Sienna Wegehaupt, AIA, NCARB is a licensed Architect at Puetz Corporation in Mitchell, SD and a member of the AIA South Dakota Board of Directors. She received her B.Arch from South Dakota State University in 2014 and her M.Arch from the University of Minnesota in 2016.