What Architects Can Do In The Age Of Trump

Work on the problems you think are important, commit to pro bono work, and “find solace in trying.” How can architects create positive social change in their work? That’s a question that John Peterson has devoted much of his career to answering. In the early 2000s, the architect disbanded his private practice—which had been devoted…

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PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN: EVALUATING PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

University of Texas School of Architecture’s Center for Sustainable Development collaborated with Public Architecture in 2012 and 2013 to host the Public Interest Design Externship Summer Program. Through post occupancy evaluations conducted by student externs, this collaborative report contributes to the research to better understand the true benefits, effect, and challenges inherent in eight recently…

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GOLDEN GATE PARK: A SUSTAINABLE RETROFIT BY CMG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Scott Cataffa of CMG Landscape Architecture talks about his firm’s proposal to increase the functionality of Golden Gate Park’s Polo Field. In response to Public Architecture’s ResilientSF Design Challenge, CMG imagined a sustainable infrastructure retrofit that would improve the park for events and festivals as well as serve as community asset after an earthquake.

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