Never in my career has it been so clear that the design of things, spaces, rooms, and buildings matter. The joy that can be facilitated because of a place is needed more now than ever before. A well designed place can help build memories. The places that shape our lives directly impact health and happiness. The design of air systems protect the indoor environmental quality and spread or lack of spread of a virus in our community. Spaces that enhance access to light, views, other people protects mental health. Adaptability allows a space to change as needs change. Access to warmth, shelter, shade, protection from wind, places to connect, celebrate, see art, hear music all are created through good design. Design matters.
We need things, spaces, rooms, and buildings that are well designed. We need better solutions than have existing in the past. We are facing challenges today because of a lack of focus on quality, healthy, efficient design. Design shapes our cities, businesses, homes, places which impacts our quality of life. Design creates the fabric that allows us to live a happy and healthy life.
Ask for better solutions, celebrate beauty, and demand more quality. Design Matters.