Cultural Awareness in Architecture

by Bora Architects

“If we center and amplify the voices of those in the margins, we can work to create healing. Architects do have the opportunity to educate clients. We are the experts at making spaces. We can create healing through design.”

Equity in architecture–many are still unpacking what this truly means for our longstanding industry. In a recent letter Bora Architect and AIA Portland Director-Elect Ben Arico articulates his journey of being made aware of dominant culture, uncovering biases, and understanding how we must amplify voices in the margins to create healing through design.

Read Ben’s letter here.

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