Highlights from Design Access
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Another solution is not the answer. Access is the answer.
Last month, Public Architecture’s Design Access Summit brought together government, design, nonprofit and funding professionals to better leverage the design of the built environment as a tool for social gain. Leaders in health care, education, affordable housing, transportation, community engagement, environmental sustainability, and the arts worked to collectively provide design services at scale to our most underserved and challenging problems. Held at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, Calif. from March 14-17, 2012, this year’s event was the first in what will be an annual gathering that brings together stakeholders positioned to leverage design in traditional and expansive ways to improve communities.
“Design Access was a way for Perkins+Will to intellectually reinvest in our Social Responsibility Initiative, which is based closely on The 1% program,” said Allison Williams, Design Director at Perkins+Will, “The intimacy of the summit, the breadth of attendees, and the sophistication of their approaches to common problems allowed us to connect with ideas about our current program and our aspirations for the future.”
Read the full article on The Public Dialogue, a blog by Public Architecture.
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