As architects, our work includes clients we have never met- those in the future. My guest Dena Prastos talks about how she built her transdisciplinary firm Indigo River to give architects agency to be more than problem solvers. Listen in to learn why quality of life in how we practice and the spaces we create is our biggest design opportunity.
Embrace multiple points of view by leveraging the language of common experiences.
Convene many voices to embrace constraints as opportunities.
We serve a lot of clients- but need to exercise our agency to uphold not only those who hire us, but other decision makers, stakeholders, the community and future populations.
A supportive firm culture leads to stronger relationships. That trust can be leveraged to innovate and collaborate.
We need to stop glorifying the grit of putting work before quality of life.
Licensure is the start of your career. It's when you are able to assert the agency to advocate for health, safety and welfare issues.