Jim Favaro, AIA (Principal, Johnson Favaro) and Roger Sherman (Design Director, Gensler) discuss ways in which architects can better collaborate with communities to create high quality outcomes in the public sector.
Los Angeles and southern California are diverse, dynamic and democratic places populated by equally diverse peoples of a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic circumstances and backgrounds.
What therefore does it mean to engage in a “community driven” planning and design process? How do we as architects create authentically participatory and collaborative relationships for and with diverse and divergent communities when creating architecture in the public sector? And why does this matter, why do public buildings matter, why does it matter that they resonate with anyone’s values or tastes or the places in which they reside?
Special thanks to MATT Construction for presenting this conversation.