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Post-pandemic, architects need to advocate harder for project sustainability

June 24, 2021


The coronavirus pandemic accelerated a shift toward architectural design work on existing buildings that already had been underway. That shift presents new opportunities, but also challenges that manufacturers and other partners can help architects meet. But when it comes to designing sustainably, architects need to become more than just “passive advisors” who leave final decisions to clients.

These are some of the key findings from a new 43-page report, “Business Opportunities & Sustainability Trends Amidst a Pandemic,” that has been published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in partnership with Oldcastle Building Technology.

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