From: Lauren McQuistion and AJ Artemel

Since the time of the Industrial Revolution, the character of our built environment has been defined by several significant, modern developmental booms, from the rapid urbanization of industrialized nations to their ensuing suburbanization. These changes in the favored approach to urbanism at various points in our history directly correlate with major advancements in technology; these advancements not only demanded inventive utilization of existing materials but entirely new forms and typologies of building and urban landscape. While the technologies and industries framing the experience of modern life have continued to develop at an ever accelerated rate, current design thinking and construction methodology still seek a contemporary paradigm with which to respond to these new needs, programs, and spaces, as well as a corresponding place for the architect/ designer in society.


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