Melissa Cantrell, principal of our Education + Research Studio, wrote a featured article in the 2019 Design Equilibrium, a magazine produced by AIA Atlanta.
AIA Atlanta is a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a professional membership organization advocating for architects, designers and students, with over 1,700 members throughout metro Atlanta. The group has published their yearly magazine since 2013 as a platform to educate, inform and stimulate discussions on the built environment.
The theme of the 2019 Design Equilibrium explores how architecture responds to growth and social change in Atlanta. As the city’s population rapidly expands, it asks how the design community can respond to needs in terms of work, housing and diversity.
Melissa believes education impacts social change by providing the knowledge and skills for success. In her article, “Drivers for Change: Architecture as a Tool for Educational Reform,” she presents how good design, especially in learning environments, impacts and adds value to our communities.