Initiate. Provide design and construction work to clients and community-based organizations who cannot afford the traditional rates of design firms

Discover. Issue media and research publications on social and environmental design interventions to advance the academic and industry knowledge base

Connect. Unite and empower a new generation of designers using interdisciplinary thinking to improve the built environment

A systematic problem has shaped the built environment we all partake in. Designers and architects solely see their responsibility as creating designs, without understanding them. By ending the design process at the delivery of a set of drawings, designers miss the most crucial part of a building: its occupancy.

Our design framework reverses the paradigm for traditional design practice. Instead of starting with design ideation, we start by defining outcomes through a calibration meeting with our client. Once we understand the goal outcomes, we utilize a diverse portfolio of disciplines to identify possible paths to achieve desired outcomes. This evidence-based and outcome-driven research sets the foundation for our design.

 

Below, scroll over the bubbles to learn more about each step of our process.

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OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Research Director

Mitch Mead

Business Director

Ayako Tischler

Development Director

Anna Carl
Maansi Dalmia

Partnerships Director

Media Manager

Nick Poli

Outreach Manager

Maansi Dalmia

Outreach Manager

Paige Dotson

Project Manager

Camilla Lizundia

Project Manager

Liyah George

Project Manager

Vinusha Devarakonda

Design Researcher

Natalie Fox

Design Researcher

Brandon Meinders

Design Researcher

Mytreyi Metta

Design Researcher

Pilar O'Hara

Design Researcher

Maria Garcia Reyna

Design Researcher

James Sotiroff

Design Researcher

Jake Croop

Design Researcher

Jordan Briney

Design Researcher

Irene E. Syriac

Design Researcher

Arin Yu

Design Researcher

Eli Schulman

Design Researcher

Janie Harshe

Design Researcher

Bingyi Liu

Design Researcher

Chairul Karim

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