The American Institute of Architects has published a guide for architects and policymakers on key principles to battling climate change. It’s great to see the AIA speaking out on the topic; hopefully they will continue to advocate and use their influence to affect the political side of things. Us, as architects, are only part of the equation.
Photo courtesy of Iwan Baan/AIA
Another one from the archives; back in December, the Santa Fe Opera was featured nn American Architects:
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Architect David Lake of Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio, TX has shared his discussion, via letter, with U.S. Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) regarding the recent proposed budget cuts to the EPA. This is as coherent and poignant a response as I’ve seen, and it’s particularly refreshing to see it come from not only within my profession, but from a respected name in both design and sustainable practice.
It’s as crucial as ever that we make it abundantly clear that we (not only architects, but all human beings, period) must stand up to safeguard the future of the only place we have to call home.
You can read the letters at the link below:
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