Architects and Civic Leaders creating a Blueprint for Better
Architects are working with mayors and other civic leaders to take on critical issues cities are facing, including rising water, natural disasters, sustainability, and housing shortages. Architects study, train extensively, and become licensed to help ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all who visit the structures that they design. Just as they are trusted advisors when working on buildings, they can be trusted advisors for your cities. This year’s campaign focuses on civic leaders and architects working in partnership to create a blueprint for better.
By Steve Cimino
The Skid Row neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles is perhaps the best-known homeless district in the country, the city’s social services and beautiful weather having made it a destination for the disenfranchised.READ MORE
By Catherine Gavin
Mayors and architects share many similar qualities; they are generally optimists and visionaries whose work strives to create and support communities.READ MORE
By bringing together architects, civic leaders, planners, and community members, the American Institute of Architects’ Center for Communities by Design has served more than 200 communities in need over the last 50 years.READ MORE
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2018 Film Challenge
The fourth annual Film Challenge invites architects and filmmakers to collaborate to bring architectural stories to life. The prompt calls for participants to highlight architects and civic leaders working together to create a significant impact on the community. The Film Challenge is designed to garner maximum engagement and encourage quality content based on the campaign’s concept: Blueprint for Better.
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