There’s a reason you became an architect. It wasn’t just about buildings. It was about people; it was about making communities more livable.

Inscape Publico awarded Joel Mills, the Director of the American Institute for Architects’ Center for Communities by Design, with an Excellence in Social Impact Design Award. This arm of the AIA has worked with cities nationally to address all sorts of issues like density, livability, and resiliency, through their Sustainable Design Assessment Teams and Regional/Urban Design Assessment Teams. They organize week-long community engagement workshops with experts and stakeholders to analyze urban conditions and design ways to address them.

The Center is a leading provider of pro bono technical assistance and participatory planning for community sustainability. Through its design assistance programs, the Center has worked in over 200 communities across 47 states. 


See more about Communities by Design here.

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