“I hope to create quality environments. Placing design within reach of ordinary citizens can be incredibly empowering. I hope to continue assisting many more communities, both rural and urban, to use design as a democratic tool for empowerment.”

 

10 architects making a difference

  • kelly denk and john vetter

    Vetter Denk Architects has taken the post-industrial town of Green Bay, Wis., by storm. Block upon block of prime waterfront footage, a marvelous working river—“urban theater like you wouldn't believe,” says John Vetter, AIA—and the city had turned its back on it.

     
  • marianne cusato

    It's fast, dignified, affordable, and flexible. It's the Katrina Cottage, Marianne Cusato's nifty alternative to the ugly FEMA trailers that were handed out after Hurricane Katrina.

     
  • andrés duany

    Two months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita flattened huge swathes of the Gulf Coast last summer, a flotilla of Congress for the New Urbanism members descended on Mississippi to design a way out of the devastation.