Architecture For The Rest Of Us

Architecture For The Rest Of Us

Public interest design emphasizes a "triple bottom line" that incorporates ecological, economic and social issues in the planning process. We speak to professionals in the field who'd like to see the trend grow.

Architects and designers have long experimented with solutions to social and environmental issues, from early prefab houses to green buildings. Now, a growing movement among design professionals aims to take those principles further. Public interest design emphasizes a "triple bottom line" that incorporates ecological, economic and social issues in the planning process. We speak to professionals in the field who'd like to see the trend grow.

Guests

Bryan Bell

Executive Director, Design Corps; Founder, Public Interest Design Institute; cofounder, SEED.

Jason Schupbach

Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts

Anne Frederick

Executive Director, Hester Street Collaborative

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