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Architects of Well-being

Catarina Guimaraes

The AIA along with Link Studio, designed an interactive infographic that shows how architects wield more power than what most people think. Architecture is about more than the design of buildings or spaces, it is about the design of happiness and both physical and mental health.

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  • Lexie Wolf

    This is great. Architecture and design have the power to improve quality of life tremendously. To me one issue is how to make thoughtful design available and accessible to all. You see great architecture and design in major cities and affluent places. Too often, less affluent places in the US don't have that advantage. Nor do people value it enough.

    • Catarina Guimaraes

      That is very true Lexie! The biggest issue is lack of interest from upcoming designers to make design reachable to all. I would like to believe that more and more people are taking the initiative of making a change through smaller projects that cause a greater immediate impact both environmentally and in the quality of life of the less affluent places in the US and all over the world. These two things go hand in hand with the value people will give to these projects and design in general!

  • Jackie Ramirez

    Thanks Catarina this just showed me that Architects need to be invited to the conversation on how to build healthier communities. It had honestly never crossed my mind before. With that said I'm inviting you to join the conversation on this post: http://www.good.is/posts/why-we-need-to-design-streets-for-pedestrians-not-cars

    I'm curious to know your perspective as an architect in the making. Maybe you can help bring in more architects to the conversation/collaboration to transform our communities into healthier spaces.

    • Catarina Guimaraes

      Thank you for showing me the link Jackie! I already left a thought in the discussion! Healthier communities start with the well-being of every single individual, accompanied by the appropriate design, of course.