When you design prisons, you don’t want to stop and think about what your designs do to people, just focus on the money coming your way. But it’s well past time to reconsider that approach.
Tag Archives: Social Responsibility
The Troubling Message Behind AIA’s “Pause” on ArchiPAC
A pause isn’t the same as a stop, and a stop is what’s needed when something fundamentally fails at its mission.
Toothless Prison Design Policies
Please don’t be happy about the AIA’s recent policy changes on prison design, they are full of loopholes.
Architecture Policy: Talk Versus Action
A look at how AIA’s ArchiPAC continues to contradict AIA policy in its campaign contributions.
Wisdom From the Restroom
Do your laws know they need to show up in the building code too?
Opportunities for Equity in Architecture
An overview of our informal series on making architecture an accessible, authentic, and equitable profession.
The Business of Accessible, Authentic, and Equitable Architecture
Continuing our look at the profession of architecture becoming more accessible and equitable. This time with a focus on the business side of practice.
The Architects of Incarceration
From prison companies with their own design firms to campaign contributions to pro-prison lawmakers. Architects have a complex relationship to the $3.3B prison construction complex.
Better Training for a More Accessible Architecture
Poor training drives people away from the architecture profession. Fixing training contributes to a more accessible profession.
Rethinking Access to the Architecture Profession
Making big changes to education, licensure, continuing education, and then tracking all of that is critical to making architecutre a more accessible profession.
Accessible and Authentic Architecture is Equitable Architecure
When an enture group of people feel unable to approach your work, but all you want to do is talk about that unapproachable work, you’ve got a problem.