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People Planet Design – A Book Talk by Corey Squire (1.5 LU|HSW)

Join our Architectural Community on the Environment (ACOTE) for a talk with author and architect Corey Squire!


In his new book People, Planet, Design, architect Corey Squire poses the question “What if great design were defined by its ability to cool the planet, heal communities, enhance ecological functioning, and advance justice?” Join us for a lecture and discussion of this provocative work.

About the Book

In People, Planet, Design, architect Corey Squire builds the case, provides the data, and lays out the practical tools for a transformative human-centered architecture. This approach integrates beauty and delight with an awareness of how every design choice impacts the community, the planet, and the people who will use the building. Outcome-focused with a deep dive into practical design strategies, the book showcases ten building systems that embody design excellence.

Squire centers the idea that by focusing on the desired outcomes—that buildings shelter us from the elements without disconnecting us from the world, that buildings provide the quality of air, light, and views we now know to be essential to health, productivity, and joy—we can move beyond the checklist mentality that has captured much of the design community.

Essential reading for architects who want to transform what the profession means, People, Planet, Design pioneers a new vision and sets readers up with clear guidance on implementing it. Only when design prioritizes people, as it should, can architecture realize its full potential.

About the Author

Corey Squire, AIA is the Sustainability Director at Bora Architecture & Interior in Portland Oregon, and a member of the American Institute of Architects’ Strategic Council. As design consultant, corey has empowered design firms to achieve high-performance across their portfolios and as a lead author of the AIA’s Framework or Design Excellence environment, he has advanced sustainability within the profession. Corey is the author of the recently published book, People, Planet, Design: A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential.


Apr 16 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 16 2024
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm


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