Posted by Anna MacDougall on Oct 10, 2013
In the latest edition of the American Institute of Architect’s indispensable resource The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, Regional Program Manager Rachel Minnery contributed her expertise to the ‘The Role of Architects in Disaster Response and Recovery’ section.
Focusing on how architects can be effective in disaster response, recovery, rebuilding and resilience, the article encourages designers to utilize the unique and valuable contributions they can contribute to communities in the face of natural hazards for a more sustainable future.
Download an excerpt from the book itself here.
“It’s very important that architects embrace their… obligation to be protecting, as part of their licensure, the health, safety and welfare of the public, and really be considering, as sustainably minded designers, the impact of natural disasters” Rachel explains in this short video clip.
Published by Wiley, the guide covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. In Chapter 4 Public Interest Design, where Rachel’s section appears, it offers guidance on Public Service & Community Involvement and Architects in the Non-Profit Sector.
The substantially updated 15th edition will be on sale from next month.