The AIA Stresses Sustainable Approach to Design

Jumping on the climate change bandwagon, the newly appointed CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Robert Ivy underscores the need to find a healthy medium between sustainability and architecture.
June 24, 2011, 6am PDT | Jeff Jamawat
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The issues of population growth, natural disasters, climate change, infrastructure, and public health can be addressed through smart design. According to The Dirt, "architecture, like the other major design fields, must help accomplish many goals related to mitigating and adapting to climate change, easing social inequalities, and creating healthy human habitats."

Cognizant of the problem, Ivy asserts: "[S]ustainability is now widely embraced, and has been embedded into our designs. This is now our accepted way of working."

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Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in THE DIRT
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